Remembrances

Pakistan's Musharraf Orders Mourning for Bhutto

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Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf announces three days of mourning for Benazir Bhutto, his longtime adversary who was killed at a rally in Rawalpindi. In a nationally televised speech, he says, "This cruelty is the work of those terrorists with whom we are fighting."

He went on to say, "The biggest threat to Pakistan and this nation is from these terrorists. I seek unity and support from the nation. We will not sit and rest until we get rid of these terrorists, root them out."

Pakistan's Bhutto Killed in Suicide Bomb Attack

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Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was killed in a suicide bomb attack on her vehicle. An aide of Bhutto's Pakistan Peoples Party says the leader was dead. It was not immediately clear whether she was killed in the bomb or by gunfire that preceded the attack.

Bhutto was the daughter and political heir to Pakistan's founding father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Her father served as the country's prime minister in the 1970s. In 1979, he was accused of having ordered the killing of a political opponent and he was executed. Benazir Bhutto served two terms as prime minister in the late 1980s and 1990s.

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