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Bhutto murder: Prosecutor killed

The lead prosecutor in the case of the former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto's murder has been shot dead, according to police, the Associated Press has reported.

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Pakistani prosecutor shot 'at least 13 times'

The death of Pakistan's lead prosecutor investigating the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto throws the case - that also involves former ruler Pervez Musharraf - into disarray.


Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto Credit: Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Chaudhry Zulfikar was shot at least 13 times as he drove to court in the capital Islamabad.

He then lost control of his car, which hit a woman passer-by and killed her, police said.

Mr Zulfikar was also prosecuting militants linked to the 2008 terror attack in the Indian city of Mumbai.

Although the motive for the killing was unclear, the prosecutor's involvement in the two high-profile cases is likely to be scrutinised closely.

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