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UN team arrives for Bhutto killing probe

A UN team has arrived in Islamabad to lay the ground for a probe by the world body into the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

world Updated: Apr 07, 2009 13:27 IST

A UN team has arrived in Islamabad to lay the ground for a probe by the world body into the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.The six-member team is headed by Mark Quarterman. It is likely to visit the spot in the adjacent garrison town of Rawalpindi where Bhutto was killed Dec 27, 2007 in a gun and bomb attack as she left a political rally.

The team will also meet officials of the police and other law enforcement agencies.Pakistan had earlier this year sought a UN probe into Bhuttto's killing after its own investigations and one by Scotland Yard failed to make headway.This is largely because the spot where Bhutto was killed was hosed down soon after, destroying whatever evidence that could have been gathered.

Baitullah Mehsud, who leads the Pakistani Taliban, is one of those suspected of having a hand in Bhutto's killing.