2 Top Cops Busted in Benazir Bhutto Assassination

Police officials 'failed to protect' former prime minister
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Dec 23, 2010 3:41 AM CST
Updated Dec 23, 2010 6:38 AM CST
Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto addresses a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan in 2007.   (AP Photo/B.K.Bangash)
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(Newser) – Two top Pakistani police officials have been arrested in connection with the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. She was killed three years ago by a 15-year-old suicide bomber as she campaigned for reelection after an eight-year exile."No one believes this boy acted alone," a recent United Nations report concluded. "A range of government officials failed profoundly in their efforts first to protect Ms. Bhutto, and to investigate with vigor all those responsible for her murder."

Saud Aziz—police chief of the region where Bhutto was killed—and Khurram Shehza, the head of Bhutto's security team, have been accused of security breaches, covering up evidence by hosing down the crime scene, and failing to conduct a postmortem examination on Bhutto. The men were busted yesterday and have been denied bail, CNN reports.
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