Islamabad, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistan's government has released a transcript of what it says was an intercepted conversation in which a militant leader claims responsibility for the death of Benazir Bhutto.
In the transcript, Baitullah Mehsud is quoted as saying, "It was a spectacular job." He adds, "They were very brave boys who killed her."
The conversation is said to have been between Mehsud and another militant.
Mehsud is a commander of pro-Taliban forces in a lawless Pakistani tribal region where Al-Qaida forces are active.
His forces often attack Pakistani security personnel.
This fall, he was quoted in a Pakistani newspaper as saying he would greet Bhutto's return from exile with suicide bombers.
He later denied that.
A spokesman for Pakistan's Interior Ministry says Mehsud is "behind most of the recent terrorist attacks that have taken place in Pakistan."