An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan â€” Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday in a homicide attack that also killed at least 20 others at a campaign rally.
The former prime minister died in Rawalpindi General Hospital, where she had been rushed to surgery after she was wounded in the attack.
There were reports that Bhutto had been shot in the neck as she was leaving the scene of the bombing.
“At 6:16 p.m. she expired,” said Wasif Ali Khan, a member of Bhutto’s party who was at the hospital.
Her supporters at the hospital began chanting “Dog, Musharraf, dog,” referring to Pakistan’s president, Pervez Musharraf.
Some of them smashed the glass door at the main entrance of the emergency unit, others burst into tears. Top party leaders were outside the hospital, crying.
I wonder if her murder was as much because she was a woman who spoke out, as political opposition?