Benazir Bhutto assassinated in Rawalpindi

December 27th, 2007 - 8:40 pm ICT by admin  

Rawalpindi, Dec 27 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairperson Benazir Bhutto on Thursday died after she succumbed to her injuries in a suicide attack at a rally in Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi. She died on her way to hospital.

At least 20 PPP activists were feared dead in the suicide attack. Armed miscreants today separately targeted rallies of former Prime Ministers, Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif.
According to initial reports, at least four Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers were killed at Rawalpindi’s Karal Chowk.

The News quoted Assistant Superintendent of Police (Sihala), Shoaib Janbaz, as saying that Sharif procession was immediately shifted to a different route after the attack. Commandos were called in to re-enforce the police forces controlling what was a very tense situation. Two vehicles of former Punjab provincial assembly member, Chaudhry Tanvir, were badly damaged by the firing.
The body of one of the dead was shifted to the PIMS Hospital, while those injured were taken to the General Hospital, Rawalpindi.

Sharif condemned the firing on his party rally. (ANI)

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