While the situation in Pakistan is bad, but news on CNN comes as a shock; Benazir Bhutto has been assassinated:

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There are conflicting reports though:

Dec. 27 (Bloomberg) — Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto escaped injury when a suicide bomber attacked her election rally in the garrison town of Rawalpindi. At least six people were killed, a government spokesman said. [Bhutto Unhurt in Suicide Bomb Attack at Pakistan Election Rally. Bloomberg. December 27 2007]

The NYT is not quite sure what is going on and so, it says… maybe:

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Regardless, scenes from before and after the blast are being shown on CNN.

It is unclear who committed the attack but Islamist groups and the military may be two of the clearest suspects yet.

What is clear is that there is so much confusion. Al-Jazeera on TV reports that she was shot before the bomb exploded. CNN reports otherwise. Some sources report that she was killed by the explosion itself.

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p/s — the NYT makes up its mind:

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RAWALPINDI, Islamabad — An attack on a political rally killed the Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto near the capital, Islamabad, Thursday. Witnesses said Ms. Bhutto was fired upon before the blast, and an official from her party said Ms. Bhutto was further injured by the explosion, which was apparently caused by a suicide attacker. [Bhutto Assassinated in Attack on Rally. NYT. December 27 2007]

2 Responses to “[1489] Of CNN: Benazir Bhutto is dead”

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  2. […] moment CNN announced the assassination of Benazir Bhutto at a political rally on TV, I immediately realized how the event could be sung to impress to the […]

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