Benazir Bhutto Dead – Situation in Pakistan Heats Up

I heard it on Twitter first coming into the office this morning, then word has slowly spread throughout the news agencies. Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto, has been killed in a suicide bombing at one of her political rallies. The power of the wiki is evident–her page on Wikipedia was updated immediately with the news.

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Related Slaw posts:

Musharraf and the Judges (Nov. 4/07)
News re: Pakistan via the Google AJAX News Bar (Nov. 8/07)
Human Rights Blog Tracking List of Arrestees in Pakistan (Nov. 14/07)
CBA March in Solidarity with the Defenders of the Rule of Law in Pakistan (Nov. 19/07)
Gathering in Support of the Defenders of the Rule of Law (Nov. 27/07)


  1. To add to Connie, when terrorist group Al Kaida has taken the responsibility of the attack and declared their intentions of stalling the democratic system of Pakistan, more attacks may be imminent in the country. With the political system crumbling and a dictator at top, hope this does not lead to a civil war.

  2. Even those of us watching from an ocean or two away are concerned.