Two Admit Helping Bhutto Assassin

Men say they provided suicide bomber with explosive jacket in Dec. 27 attack
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2008 3:08 PM CST
Pakistani police officers escort suspect Aitezaz Shah, center, a teenager allegedly involved in the assassination of Pakistan's opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, after he appeared at an anti-terrorism...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Two men confessed today to helping the man who killed Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, providing a house, gun, and explosive jacket to the suicide bomber at the center of the Dec. 27 attack. The suspects were arrested last Thursday in Rawalpindi, reports CNN. Investigators say that they are making progress toward determining who was behind the killing.

"We are going to break the whole chain and we are confident we're going to reach the perpetrators," a spokesman said. The Pakistani government maintains the assassination was planned by a Taliban commander with ties to al-Qaeda, but a recent poll found that most Pakistanis think President Pervez Musharraf's government itself was responsible.