Thursday, December 27

Sad, bad news for Pakistan

Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for Bhutto:

A spokesperson for the al-Qaeda terrorist network has claimed
responsibility for the death on Thursday of former Pakistani prime
minister Benazir Bhutto.
“We terminated the most precious American asset which vowed to
defeat [the] mujahadeen,” Al-Qaeda’s commander and main spokesperson
Mustafa Abu Al-Yazid told Adnkronos International (AKI) in a phone call
from an unknown location, speaking in faltering English. Al-Yazid is
the main al-Qaeda commander in Afghanistan.
It is believed that the decision to kill Bhutto, who is the leader
of the opposition Pakistan People's Party (PPP), was made by al-Qaeda
No. 2, the Egyptian doctor, Ayman al-Zawahiri in October.
Death squads were allegedly constituted for the mission and
ultimately one cell comprising a defunct Lashkar-i-Jhangvi’s Punjabi
volunteer succeeded in killing Bhutto.
Bhutto had just addressed a pre-election rally on Thursday in the garrison town of Rawalpindi when the bomb went off.


Ht: Jihad Watch

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