Pakistan prosecutor in Bhutto case murdered
Gunmen fatally shot Chaudhry Zulfikar Ali in Islamabad on his way to court in Rawalpindi Friday for a hearing on former military leader Pervez Musharraf’s application for bail in a highly charged case. Ali represented the state in charges implicating Musharraf in the unsolved assassination of Benazir Bhutto five years ago. He was the prosecutor in the trial of seven members of the Islamist Lashkar-e-Taibe terrorist group who were charged with orchestrating the Mumbai attacks of November 2008.
The prosecutor was shot by gunmen traveling by motorcycle and car. His bodyguard was injured and a woman passing by killed.