Thursday, December 27, 2007

Benazir Bhutto Assassinated

From the PG website ...

By SADAQAT JAN and ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writers


RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday in a suicide attack that also killed at least 20 others at a campaign rally, aides said.
Bhutto's supporters erupted in anger and grief after her death, attacking police and burning tires and election campaign posters in several cities. At the hospital where she died, some smashed glass and wailed, chanting slogans against President Pervez Musharraf.

Here's the BBC

Hospital anguish

The killing is likely to deepen the political crisis in Pakistan, where radicals had vowed to disrupt the vote and Musharraf's opponents, including Bhutto, accused him of planning to rig the result.

Manzoor said he believed the poll, sheduled for January 8, would now be cancelled


  1. i've been following this since this morning.

    she was a courageous woman.

    i am sick at heart to think what may come next.

  2. Catalytic women are assassinated each and every day all over the world -- most often metaphorically. When it happens literally, it is indeed a wake-up call.

    This is a great loss.