ISLAMABAD: Pakistans main state prosecutor in the 2007 murder of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and the 2008 Mumbai attacks was shot dead in Islamabad en route to court on Friday, police said.
State prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar was shot multiple times by gunmen as he was driving to the next hearing in the murder case of the former prime minister, who was assassinated more than five years ago.
His bodyguard was also wounded in the attack and a woman killed when Zulfiqar lost control of his vehicle, police said.
Chaudhry Zulfiqar was driving his car. He lost control and the car crushed a woman passer-by, Yousuf said.
Zulfiqar was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Police said the gunmen fled on a motorbike.
The attack happened in broad daylight in a busy street in a middle class neighbourhood.
The prosecutor had been on his way to appear before the anti-terrorism court hearing the Bhutto case in the neighbouring city fo Rawalpindi.
Nobody has ever been convicted or jailed for Bhuttos December 2007 assassination.
Musharrafs government blamed the killing on Pakistani Taleban chief Baitullah Mehsud, who denied any involvement and was killed in a US drone attack in 2009.
On Tuesday, Musharraf was placed under a two-week house arrest over charges that he conspired to murder the former prime minister, who was at the time campaigning for election.
Bhuttos son, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who is chairman of the outgoing main ruling Pakistan Peoples Party, has accused Musharraf of her murder.
In 2010 a UN report said Bhuttos death could have been prevented and accused Musharrafs government of failing to give her adequate protection. Agencies
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