Opposition Leader Bhutto Assassinated

Mrs. Benazir Bhutto, who the U.S. encouraged to come back to Pakistan from exile, was assassinated first by gunfire then apparently the gunman blew himself up killing at least 20 people.

Death begets death.

Nawaz Sharif, another former premier and leader of a rival opposition party, rushed to the hospital and addressed the crowd.

“Benazir Bhutto was also my sister, and I will be with you to take the revenge for her death,” he said. “Don’t feel alone. I am with you. We will take the revenge on the rulers.”

Mrs. Bhutto was encouraged by the U.S. to reach some kind of political accommodation with President Pervez Musharraf. Now Musharraf will probably resort tighter controls and violence to keep opposition in line. Once again the safety of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons is questioned.

Benazir Bhutto President Pervez Musharraf pakistan

Update:

The |Times on-line speculates on Who killed Benazir Bhutto?

One Response to “Opposition Leader Bhutto Assassinated”

  1. The best place to get information on this is NDTV

    It is an English news station from India.

    http://www.ndtv.com/

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