Mehsud masterminded Benazir’s murder, says former aide

June 19th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) A militant leader who broke away with Pakistan’s Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud has accused him of killing former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, a media report said Friday.
Haji Turkistan Baetani, former right-hand man of Mehsud, claimed that Mehsud had planned the assassination of Bhutto.

Baetani told Geo TV that he heard Mehsud say, “I have moved two of my associates to Rawalpindi (for) slaying Mohtarma B.B. (Benazir Bhutto).”

The former associate also accused Mehsud of being “an American agent and, therefore, the US never targeted him through drone attacks”.

“Mehsud is funded by Israel and India for brainwashing young innocent Muslims to prepare them for suicide bombings in Pakistani mosques and educational institutes,” the report said citing Baetani.

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