US wants ‘credible’ probe into Karachi bombings

November 14th, 2007 - 2:42 am ICT by admin  
The US Ambassador to the United Nations, Zalmay Khalilzad, underscored American support for this, and asked the international community to afford every possible help to the investigators.

“We support a credible investigation that will get to the bottom of what has happened so that perpetrators of the attacks be brought to justice,” Khalilzad told reporters after a meeting of the UN Security Council.

Khalilzad called upon the international community to help “Pakistan achieve that objective” in the light of the UNSC’s presidential statement adopted earlier in which “the Security Council reiterated its determination to combat all forms of terrorism in accordance with its responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations,” the Dawn reported.

At least 139 people were killed, including three police officers, and over 550 were injured late on Thursday night as suspected suicide bombers tried to attack Benazir’s convoy on her return to the country after eight-year self-imposed exile.

Two explosions went off a minute apart shortly after midnight near Karsaz close to the vehicle Bhutto was travelling in, at the head of a procession of hundreds of thousands of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) supporters who had flooded the streets of Karachi to welcome her.

The attack reportedly bore the hallmarks of al Qaeda and resembled assassination attempts by militants linked to the terrorist network on President Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz in recent years. (ANI)

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