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Suicide Bomb Attack Kills Benazir Bhutto and at least 20 Other Lives after Bhutto Rally

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Associated Press - December 27, 2007 9:53 AM ET

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) - The scene of the attack that killed Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto is awash in blood.

An aide says Bhutto was shot by an attacker who then blew himself up.

One supporter says two gunshots rang out as Bhutto's vehicle pulled into the main street following a rally, and that there was then a huge blast next to her car.

An Associated Press reporter counted about 20 bodies at the scene, including those of police. The reporter saw many other wounded people.

After the attack, police cordoned off the street with white and red tape, as rescue workers rushed to put victims in ambulances. People wailed nearby.

Hundreds of riot police had been guarding the area where Bhutto addressed supporters before the attack. It was Bhutto's first public meeting in the city of Rawalpindi since she returned to Pakistan in October from eight years of exile.

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