December 27th, 2007

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(News) Benazir Bhutto killed

I've been following this story for most of the day.

First was the report saying a suicide bomber had attacked a political rally by the Pakistan Peoples Party which Benazir Bhutto was speaking at. Reports said that she was unharmed.

Then news came through that she was actually injured in the attack and then, within the last 30 minutes, that she has indeed been killed by the attack.

This is certainly not good news for Pakistan as Benazir was one of the few people who could have helped get the country back on track. That was one of the main reasons she was invited back into the country by General Musharraf, even though relations soured between them shortly afterwards.

It's a very sad day for Pakistan stability.

Benazir Bhutto Killed In Attack (BBC News Online; Thursday 27th December 2007)