Daily Revolt

December 27, 2007

Pakistani Opposition Leader Benazir Bhutto Assassinated

Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday in a homicide attack that also killed at least 20 others at a campaign rally, a party aide and a military official said.

The former prime minister died in Rawalpindi General Hospital, where she had been rushed to surgery after she was wounded in the attack.

Top party leaders were outside the hospital, crying.

A homicide bomber attacked the former prime minister's supporters as they were leaving a rally.

[...]The bomb went off just minutes after Bhutto spoke to thousands of supporters, and she appeared to be the target of the attack. Farahtullah Babar, the spokesman for her party, said her vehicle was about 50 yards away from blast, which went off as she was leaving the rally venue.

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