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'Al-Qaeda plot' transcript
The Pakistani government has released a transcript of a purported conversation between militant leader Baitullah Mehsud and another man identified as a Maulvi Sahib. The government alleges the tapped conversation proves al-Qaeda was behind the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.


Maulvi Sahib: Peace be on you.

Mehsud: Peace be on you, too.

Maulvi Sahib: How are you Emir Sahib?

Mehsud: Fine.

Maulvi Sahib: Congratulations. I arrived now, tonight.

Mehsud: Congratulations to you, too.

Maulvi Sahib: They were our men there.

Mehsud: Who were they?

Maulvi Sahib: There were Saeed, the second was Badarwala Bilal and Ikramullah was also there.

Mehsud: The three did it?

Maulvi Sahib: Ikramullah and Bilal did it.

Mehsud: Then congratulations to you again.

Maulvi: Where are you? I want to meet with you?

Mehsud: I am in Makin. Come, I am at Anwar Shah's home.

Maulvi Sahib: OK, I will come.

Mehsud: Do not inform their family presently.

Maulvi Sahib: Right.

Mehsud: It was a spectacular job. They were very brave boys who killed her.

Maulvi Sahib: Praise be to God. I will give you more details when I come.

Mehsud: I will wait for you. Congratulation once again.

Maulvi Sahib: Congratulations to you as well.

Mehsud: Any service?

Maulvi Sahib: Thank you very much.

Mehsud: Peace be on you.

Maulvi Sahib: Same to you.

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