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Benazir's Assassination: A Tragedy Foretold (Commentary)
The assassination of former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto by snipers and suicide bombers Dec 27 in Rawalpindi has left the world shell shocked. One could see it coming, though, as a predictable outcome of the tailspin into which Pakistan's polity and society have hurtled through incessant militarisation. Beyond the semantics about derailment of democracy, Benazir's violent end brings into sharp relief the inseparability of Pakistan's governance and social life from Kalashnikov and jehad culture.

Friday, December 28, 2007 11:39:26 AM

Benazir's loss unbearable: Pakistani media
Islamabad, Dec 28 (IANS) No amount of condemnation will compensate for the 'sense of loss that fills millions of hearts across the land today', a newspaper editorial said Friday, reflecting the mood in Pakistan following the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

Friday, December 28, 2007 11:38:29 AM

Thousands to attend prayer service for Bhutto (Lead)
Islamabad, Dec 28 (IANS) Thousands of grieving Pakistanis are headed to assassinated former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's home town Larkana in Sindh province for her funeral prayers Friday, party officials said.

Friday, December 28, 2007 10:41:37 AM

Al Qaeda claims responsibility for Bhutto assassination
Islamabad, Dec 28 (IANS) The Al Qaeda terror group has claimed responsibility for the assassination of former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto, Adnkronos International (AKI) news agency reported.

Friday, December 28, 2007 10:41:03 AM

Fifteen dead in Pakistan riots after Bhutto assassination
Islamabad, Dec 28 (DPA) At least 15 people were killed in nationwide riots that continued early Friday following the assassination of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, with angry mobs torching dozens of vehicles and government buildings, ransacking banks and shops, and clashing with police.

Friday, December 28, 2007 6:29:51 AM

Bhutto's family reaches Islamabad, burial in Larkana
Islamabad, Dec 28 (IANS) The husband and three children of assassinated former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto reached Islamabad after midnight Thursday and will accompany her coffin to her hometown Larkana on a military C-130 plane, her party leader said.

Friday, December 28, 2007 1:36:31 AM

Bhutto's body being flown to Sindh
Islamabad, Dec 27 (IANS) The body of assassinated former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto was taken to an air force base in Rawalpindi Thursday night to be flown to her hometown in Sindh for burial.

Friday, December 28, 2007 1:10:07 AM

Pakistan in turmoil as Benazir is assassinated (Roundup)
Islamabad, Dec 27 (IANS) Pakistan was plunged into turmoil and uncertainty Thursday after charismatic former prime minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in a meticulously planned strike, just two months after she ended eight years of exile to return to her country to fight elections.

Friday, December 28, 2007 12:38:34 AM

Mother, sister, husband, three children survive Benazir (Lead)
Islamabad, Dec 27 (IANS) Former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated Thurday, is survived by her mother Nusrat, sister Sanam, husband Asif Ali Zardari and her three children - Bilawal, Bakhtawar and Assefa.

Thursday, December 27, 2007 11:11:50 PM

Bhutto's killing sparks violence in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 27 (IANS) Former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination sparked violent and emotional outbursts all across Pakistan, with mobs taking to the streets crying, weeping, howling - and attacking government property.

Thursday, December 27, 2007 11:08:53 PM

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