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Thousands mourn Bhutto as unrest spreads

December 28, 2007
By ASHRAF KHAN, Associated Press Writer

GARHI KHUDA BAKHSH, Pakistan – Hundreds of thousands of mourners paid last respects to Benazir Bhutto as the opposition leader was buried Friday at the mausoleum of Pakistan‘s most famous political dynasty. Furious supporters rampaged through several cities to protest her assassination less than two weeks before crucial elections.

Some wept, others chanted “Benazir is alive,” as the plain wood coffin was placed beside the grave of her father in the vast, white marble mausoleum.

The shooting and bombing attack on the former prime minister — President Pervez Musharraf‘s most powerful political opponent — plunged Pakistan into turmoil and ….

Protesters shout slogans as they block an highway during a demonstration ...
Protesters shout slogans as they block an highway during a demonstration in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Dec. 28, 2007. Benazir Bhutto’s supporters rampaged through cities Friday to protest her assassination less than two weeks before a crucial election, ransacking banks and setting train stations ablaze, officials said.(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

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