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ISLAMABAD | Pakistan will ask Interpol to arrest ex-President Pervez Musharraf for his failure to prevent the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, the interior minister said Tuesday.
Rehman Malik said the government was seeking Mr. Musharraf’s arrest because he allegedly failed to provide adequate security for Bhutto, who was killed in a gun and bomb attack in 2007. He made the comments in a televised address to lawmakers in Sindh province, Bhutto’s political stronghold.
Mr. Musharraf, a one-time U.S. ally, went into self-exile in Britain in 2008 after being forced out of the presidency he secured in a 1999 military coup. The current government is being run by Mr. Musharraf’s political rivals, and the president is Bhutto’s widower and political heir.
A Pakistani court issued an arrest warrant for Mr. Musharraf last year over the allegations.
Mr. Musharraf, an ex-army general who wants to return to Pakistan to contest what will be bitterly contested elections likely this year, said the government is playing politics. He repeatedly has denied any legal responsibility for the killing.
Official: Extremist books burned at U.S. base
KABUL | Muslim holy books that were burned in a pile of garbage at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan had been removed from a library at a nearby detention center because they contained extremist messages or inscriptions, a Western military official said Tuesday.
The military official with knowledge of the incident said it appeared that the Korans and other Islamic readings were being used to fuel extremism, and that detainees at Parwan Detention Facility were writing on the documents to exchange extremist messages.
He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the incident.
Parwan Detention Facility adjoins Bagram Air Field, a sprawling U.S. base north of Kabul, where more than 2,000 angry Afghans demonstrated against the incident.
The burning stoked anti-foreign sentiment that already is on the rise after a decade of war in Afghanistan. It also fueled the arguments of Afghans who claim foreign troops are not respectful of their culture or Islamic religion.
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