Four militants Wednesday who assassinated Shahbaz Bhatti escaped unharmed after firing 25 shots at Shah Bhatti’s car
Pamphlets attributed to Al-Qaeda and Tehrik-i-Taliban Punjab (TTP), a branch of the Taliban in Punjab were found at shooting site.
“This is punishment for a person who committed and supported blasphemy,” said a police officer who read a pamphlet left at the crime scene
TTP spokesperson Ehsanullah Ahsan made a round of telephone calls to media organizations to claim responsibility for the murder
Bhatti was reportedly en rout to a cabinet meeting when the gunmen attacked in a residential area.