Two more men suspected of involvement in former prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s assassination were arrested yesterday, the Los Angeles Times reports, based on information from an investigator. One of the men appears to be visible in video footage of the attack, standing in front of Bhutto’s vehicle. On Saturday police arrested a teen and detained a man he identified as his handler in the attack.
The 15-year-old boy told investigators he was part of a five-man squad dispatched by Baitullah Mehsud, a Pakistani tribal leader linked to al-Qaeda who has been identified by the CIA as the mastermind behind the assassination. Members of Bhutto's party dismissed the arrest as a "cock and bull story" intended to reduce pressure on President Pervez Musharraf, the Guardian reports, and human rights groups warned that the confession may have been the result of torture.