Pakistan Government

U.S. Drone Strike Kills Leader of Pakistan's Jamaat-Ul-Ahrar Militants: Spokesman

U.S. News

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - The leader of Pakistani militant group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, who planned some of the deadliest suicide bombings in Pakistan in the last year, died on Thursday after being wounded in a U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan, a spokesman said.

Some theories behind former Pakistan leader Benazir Bhutto's 2007 assassination

The Japan Times

SINDH, PAKISTAN – A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Thursday declared former military ruler Pervez Musharraf a fugitive in the murder trial of ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, nearly 10 years after the iconic political figure was gunned down in the streets of Rawalpindi. The court dismissed charges against five alleged Taliban militants accused of being involved in the killing, while two police officers were found guilty of "mishandling the crime scene," becoming the only people to be convicted in the case. The most definitive accounts of Bhutto's death claim an assassin shot her in the neck and then blew himself up, killing 24 people. But observers said Thursday's verdicts, the first to be issued in the decade since the assassination, offered no clarity into who actually orchestrated the killing. And in a country where conspiracy theories continue to envelop the myriad assassinations of its political figures over decades, Bhutto's death is no exception.