Benazir Bhutto: Five cleared of ex-Pakistan PM murder

A special Pakistani court has acquitted five suspected Taliban members of conspiracy to murder former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007.

The judges cited lack of evidence against them, but jailed two others, who were policemen, for negligence in failing to prevent the killing.

The court also declared ex-President Pervez Musharraf, who has been charged in the case, a fugitive from justice.

Ms Bhutto was killed in a gun and bomb attack after an election rally.

Mr Musharraf, an ex-army chief, has lived in self-imposed exile since last year, and faces having his property confiscated. He has not commented on the verdict and has denied having any role in the killing.

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