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27 December 2007
Bhutto met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.[434] In the afternoon, she gave a speech at a PPP rally held in Rawalpindi's Liaquat National Bagh.[435] On leaving in a bulletproof vehicle, she opened the car's escape hatch and stood up to wave to the surrounding crowds.[436] A man standing within two to three metres of the car fired three gunshots at her and detonated a suicide vest packed with ball bearings.[437] Bhutto was fatally injured; reports differ as to whether she was hit by bullets or by shrapnel from the explosion.[438] Twenty-two others also died.[439] Bhutto was rushed to Rawalpindi General Hospital but was clinically dead on arrival and attempts at resuscitation were unsuccessful.
"She was the first woman to head a democratic government in a Muslim majority country."
by Cat on Sun Sep 5th, 2021 at 01:18:44 AM EST
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