Scotland Yard detectives to quiz Benazir suspect

ISLAMABAD, Jan 22 (KUNA) — The Scotland Yard detectives team, helping Pakistan investigate Benazir Bhuttos assassination, will be quizzing a recently detained teenager suspect in connection with the killing, said officials.

The police have claimed arresting a 15-year-old Aitzaz Shah and his militant handler, in Dera Ismail Khan town of North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) while planning a suicide bombing.

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Police said that he was allegedly part of a five-man squad, tasked with the killing of Benazir Bhutto, former Prime Minister and chairperson of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), last month.
Authorities shifted him to Islamabad from Peshawar, capital of NWFP, on Sunday. An Interior Ministry official told KUNA that the Scotland Yard detectives were likely to be interrogating Shah.

Shah earlier told interrogators that he had been part of a back-up team of three bombers who were tasked with killing Benazir if the original Dec. 27th attack by two men had failed.
Interior Ministry spokesman Javed Iqbal Cheema, addressing a press conference here today, confirmed the arrests of Aitzaz Shah and his militant handler.

He said that Shah had made some revelations with regard to the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, but failed to give further details.
He said that on the information of Shah, investigators captured his handler Sher Zaman, and seized explosives and detonators in his house.
Pakistani government and the CIA have blamed tribal leader Baitullah Mehsud for Benazirs killing. According to press reports, Shah, originally from Karachi, went for training last year at a camp run by one of Mehsuds commanders in Waziristan.