Prosecutor in Benazir Bhutto Murder Slain

Chaudhry Zulfiqar shot on way to court
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2013 4:59 AM CDT
Prosecutor in Benazir Bhutto Murder Slain
A framed photograph of Pakistan's slain leader Benazir Bhutto, is left by supporters at the site of a ceremony to mark the fifth anniversary of her death, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Dec. 27, 2012.    (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

The prosecutor working the case of Benazir Bhutto's assassination has been shot and killed in Pakistan. Chaudhry Zulfiqar was attacked en route to a hearing in the death of the former leader—a case that remains without a conviction. Motorcycle-riding gunmen opened fire on the car carrying Zulfiqar, who also prosecuted the 2008 Mumbai attacks, Reuters notes. The attack also resulted in the death of a pedestrian, the BBC reports. A BBC correspondent says Pakistani secret services or Islamic militants have been mentioned as possible culprits. Zulfiqar was behind the arrest of former leader Pervez Musharraf in the Bhutto case, sparking some military ire. (More prosecutor stories.)

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