Lawyer for “Bin Laden Doctor” Is Assassinated in Pakistan (Video)
The lawyer for imprisoned Osama bin Laden Dr. Shakil Afridi was shot dead by gunmen in the north-western town of Peshawar.
At least two Taliban-linked groups claimed credit for his murder.
Attorney Samiullah Afridi previously spoke out after receiving death threats for defending Dr. Shakil Afridi
Samiullah Afridi fled Pakistan following threats by militants for defending Osama’s doctor who led the CIA to Bin Laden.
The BBC reported:
A former lawyer for the Pakistani doctor who helped the US find Osama Bin Laden has been killed by gunmen in the north-western city of Peshawar.
Samiullah Afridi was on his way home on Tuesday when unidentified assailants fired at his car. He later died.
In 2013 he fled Pakistan following threats by militants. After returning last year he told the BBC that he had stopped working on the doctor’s case.
At least two Taliban splinter groups have claimed the killing.
Dr Shakil Afridi, who is no relation to Samiullah, is appealing against a 33-year sentence after being found guilty of collaborating with the Lashkar-e-Islam militant group in his native Khyber tribal region.
But many saw his sentence as punishment for aiding the CIA in their hunt for Bin Laden.
Dr Shakil Afridi’s advocate shot dead near Peshawar. (TRThaber)