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Pakistani prosecutor in Musharraf case killed


Police say the Pakistani government's lead prosecutor in a case involving former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been shot to death.

   Police officer Mohammed Ishaq says Chaudhry Zulfikar was gunned down Friday morning in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, as he was driving to court.

   Ishaq says Zulfikar was investigating the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in a gun and suicide attack in 2007.

   Government prosecutors have accused Musharraf of being involved in the murder and not providing enough security to Bhutto. Musharraf was in power when she was killed and has denied the allegations.

   Ishaq says Zulfikar was also involved in a case related to the 2008 terrorist attack on the Indian city of Mumbai that killed 166 people. The attack was blamed on a Pakistan-based militant group.

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