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Prosecutor In Bhutto Murder Case Gunned Down In Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – A senior prosecutor investigating the 2007 murder of Pakistan's ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was shot down in an ambush on Friday morning near Pakistan’s capital Islamabad.

Chaudhry Zulfikar Ali was also Pakistan’s main state prosecutor in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, in which 166 people were killed.

Zulfikar was shot multiple times by gunmen on a motorcycle after he left home in a busy, middle-class neighborhood of the capital, The Lahore Times reports.

Police told BBC News that Chaudhry Zulfikar was on his way to the anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi for a hearing in the Bhutto assassination case when his car was ambushed.

India’s news agency PTI reports that Zulfikar was hit by several bullets and lost control of the car. The vehicle hit a woman crossing the road and she too died later in hospital.

Zulfikar had been given extra government security last year after police investigators working on the Bhutto case received threats naming the prosecutor personally, Dawn reports.

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Iranians Can Only Topple The Dictatorship With Help From The West

Inside Iran, people are risking their lives to fight the oppressive Islamic Republic. Now, they need support from compatriots abroad and Western democracies to bring an end to this decades-long fight for democracy.

Photo of protersters in Munich, Germany, in November, after the killing of Mahsa Amini. One protester carries a sign that reads "do something for Iran".

November protest in Munich, Germany, in the wake of the killing of Mahsa Amini

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For years now, the fate of Iran has been a concern for many Iranians living abroad as migrants or exiles, regardless of their political views or socio-cultural origins.

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