Bhutto martyred in Pakistan, 20 supporters also killed

By A. Steblinina. Benazir Bhutto has died Thursday from her injures – as a suicide bomber attacked her supporters at the back gate of the Liaqat Bagh park.

A member of her party said that she was gone at 6:16 p.m. at Rawalpindi General Hospital.

A, unidentified military officials confirmed that she had died, the AP said.

Her supporters were chanting “Dog, Musharraf, dog,” some of them were crying. Some were beating their chests and some smashed the glass door of the hospital.

That was not the first attempt to kill the opposite leader - more than 140 people were killed in Karachi be another suicide attacker.

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Bhutto was the first woman elected to lead a post-colonial Muslim state. She was twice elected Prime Minister of Pakistan. She was sworn in for the first time in 1988 but removed from office 20 months later under orders of then-president Ghulam Ishaq Khan on grounds of alleged corruption. In 1993 Bhutto was re-elected but was again removed in 1996 on similar charges, this time by President Farooq Leghari.

Bhutto went into self-imposed exile in Dubai in 1998, where she remained until she returned to Pakistan on October 18, 2007, after reaching an understanding with General Musharraf by which she was granted amnesty and all corruption charges were withdrawn.

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