Report: Benazir Bhutto Is Dead The former prime minister of Pakistan is reported killed in a suicide bombing there.
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Report: Benazir Bhutto Is Dead

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Report: Benazir Bhutto Is Dead

Report: Benazir Bhutto Is Dead

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ALISON STEWART, host:

It's 8:30, Eastern Standard Time. We do have some breaking news coming to us from Pakistan.

Let's go to NPR's Rachel Martin for more details. Rachel.

RACHEL MARTIN, host:

Hey, thanks, Alison.

Initial reports are saying that former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has been seriously injured in a bomb blast in the city of Rawalpindi. That's where the political opposition leader was holding a rally. Thousands of people were in attendance. Early police reports say at least 20 people were killed in the blast. This is obviously an unfolding news story, and NPR is working to update the details of this.

Meanwhile, there was other violence in Pakistan - a confrontation between another former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. His political supporters were siding with the supporters of President Pervez Musharraf. Officials say at least three people were killed in that confrontation. Again, this is an unfolding news story and we will have details for you later on the show.

STEWART: Rachel Martin, thank you so much. As the story evolves, we'll be updating it here on THE BRYANT PARK PROJECT.

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