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Pak. Taliban claims it killed Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto in this file photo.

Benazir Bhutto in this file photo.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

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For ‘collaborating with U.S.’ against them

The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007, saying it killed her as she allegedly planned to collaborate with the U.S. against the ‘mujahideen’ if she returned to power, says a book by the banned terror group.

“The return of Benazir Bhutto was planned at the behest of the Americans as they had given her a plan against the ’Mujahideed-e-Islam’ Baitullah had received information of the plan,” the book claimed, in a reference to slain Pakistani Taliban founder Baitullah Mehsud.

The Daily Times reported that no group had claimed responsibility for Bhutto’s murder until the claim in the Taliban’s Urdu-language book titled ‘Inqilab Mehsood South Waziristan — From British Raj to American Imperialism’.

The book claims suicide bombers Bilal, also known as Saeed, and Ikramullah carried out the attack on Bhutto.

Tehreek- e-Taliban Pakistan leader Abu Mansoor Asim Mufti Noor Wali wrote the book and published it on November 30, 2017 as per details in the book.

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