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.
"The surgeons confirmed that she has been martyred," Bhutto's lawyer Babar Awan said.
A party security adviser said Bhutto was shot in neck and chest as she got into her vehicle to leave the rally in Rawalpindi near the capital Islamabad. A gunman then blew himself up.
There is no word out of the White House yet, but this is a very delicate situation. It should be interesting to see how they address it. There are already predictions that Musharraf will invoke martial law again.
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will lead a boycott of upcoming elections, even though President Pervez Musharraf met a key U.S. and opposition demand Thursday by announcing plans to lift a state of emergency.
I don't know how many Pakistanis accepted the "official" version of the Bhutto assassination, but I always thought there was more to it because of the conflicting stories. Since Musharraf was funded and propped up by the Western powers, this Read more...