Pakistan police accuse al-Qaida extremist of masterminding Bhutto killing

Pakistani police on Saturday formally accused the top Taliban leader in the country of planning the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto. Police filed preliminary charges in court against Baitullah Mehsud, whom the Pakistani government named as a suspect in the Dec. 27 killing of Bhutto. Four others were also charged in the suicide and gun-attack at a public rally. "Police submitted preliminary charges in the Bhutto case before an anti-terrorism court, and the judge issued a non-bailable warrant of arrest against Baitullah Mehsud and four other accused," said Chaudhry Abdul Majeed, chief investigator in the case.