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Who killed Benazir Bhutto? The theories behind the murder

WASHINGTON – JANUARY 26: Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto listens to questions during a news conference at the Voice of America January 26, 2006 in Washington, DC. Bhutto spoke about the war or terrorism and the future of democracy in Pakistan. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

By: Sarwar Alam

Ten years after former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, the first woman to lead a Muslim nation, was killed in Rawalpindi the unanswered questions about her assassination still fuel conspiracy theories. Earlier this year two police officers were found guilty of “mishandling the crime scene”. They are the only people ever to be convicted in the December 27, 2007 assassination, the most definitive accounts of which claim an assassin shot Bhutto in the neck and then blew himself up, killing 24 people. But there is no confirmation of who organised the killing or why. Here are the leading theories about…

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