The attacker is said to have detonated a bomb as he tried to enter the rally where thousands of people gathered to hear Bhutto speak, police said.Bhutto is said to have been leaving the rally when the attack occurred and was taken to a hospital in an unconcious state, the Geo TV report said. Earlier, a spokesman for Bhutto told CNN she was safe and taken away from the scene. Video from the scene of the blast broadcast from Geo TV showed wounded people being loaded into ambulances. nUp to 20 people are dead, the report said. Earlier, four supporters of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif died when members of another political party opened fire on them at a rally near the Islamabad airport Friday, local police said. Several other members of Sharif's party were wounded, police added.
Today's violence come less than two weeks ahead of January parliamentary elections and as many days after President Pervez Musharraf lifted a six-week-old state of emergency he said was necessary to ensure the country's stability. Critics said Musharraf's political maneuvering was meant to stifle the country's judiciary as well as curb the media and opposition groups to secure more power Benazir Bhutto is dead
** Total breakdown in the world is another step closer! Terrorists are more in control in Pakistan. Our predictions are getting closer by the moment. I heard today that Bhutto would have won the election hands down if she lived. That makes me believe even more that Musharraf or his interests had her killed. It will only lead to Pakistan too exploding giving Bush the excuse to intervene there and this forever war will really get under way. This will not be quelled!