Military Involvement In Bhutto’s Murder Rumored

A number of intelligence sources say that lower and mid-level officers in Pakistan’s army and air force were involved in the assassination of Benazir Bhutto:

Benazir Bhutto was assassinated on orders of lower- and middle-level officers of the Pakistani army and air force, according to various intelligence sources, including members of India’s counterintelligence service.
According to a source who asked to remain unnamed, members of the Pakistani armed forces involved in Thursday’s killing of the former prime minister and leader of the opposition are sympathizers of the ultra-conservative Islamists with ties to the jihadis.

There is no doubt about the fact that some members of Pakistan’s military and intelligence service (the ISI) are jihadis. Military officers have been arrested following past assassination attempts aimed at Musharraf. It is impossible to tell from the linked UPI report, however, whether the current claims are based on hard intelligence, or are merely speculation.


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