Thursday, December 27, 2007

Benazir Bhutto killed in attack

This cannot be a good development for stability in Pakistan or the Middle East in general. I cannot help but wonder if some of Musharraf's people were involved somehow. I do not put it past the Chimperator's buddy to use this type of heavy handed action to avoid the scheduled elections. Here are some highlights from the initial Reuters story (

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan -- Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was killed in a gun and bomb attack after a rally in the city of Rawalpindi on Thursday, her party said. "She has been martyred," said party official Rehman Malik. Ms. Bhutto, 54, died in hospital in Rawalpindi. Ary-One Television said she had been shot in the head.

Police said a suicide bomber fired shots at Ms. Bhutto as she was leaving the rally venue in a park before blowing himself up. "The man first fired at Bhutto's vehicle. She ducked and then he blew himself up," said police officer Mohammad Shahid. Police said 16 people had been killed in the blast.

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