Friday, December 28, 2007

Report: AQ Behind Bhutto Hit; No Bullet Wounds Evident

Well, they've already claimed responsibility, so this isn't a stunner, but new details are emerging in the murder of Benazir Bhutto. Things seem to get murkier, however.
Pakistan's interior ministry has said it has clear evidence al-Qaeda was behind the assassination.

It quoted intelligence intercepts in a briefing to reporters that followed a reported claim of responsibility by al-Qaeda in Afghanistan.

It said Ms Bhutto had died of a fracture in her neck and had not been hit by either bullets or shrapnel, as reported earlier when a gunman attacked her car at an election rally in Rawalpindi on Thursday.
NDTV supports this story.
X-ray showed no sign of bullet injury in PPP leader Benazir Bhutto's body, the doctor who treated her at Rawalpindi hospital said.

The doctor claimed that Benazir's death was due to some shrapnel, which hit her head and fractured it.

He also added that Benazir's cardiac arrest was due to brain injury.

The Pakistan government has also said she did not die of bullet injuries.

These developments would mean she died in the bomb blast.

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