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Bhutto’s homeland smolders with rage

December 30, 2007
By ASHRAF KHAN, Associated Press Writer

ALONG THE LARKANA-KARACHI HIGHWAY – Three days after Benazir Bhutto‘s killing, driving through her home province is a perilous experience. Charred vehicles, felled trees and rocks litter the highway, and nervous travelers paste her portrait to their cars to appease prowling mobs.

Bhutto’s killing in a gun and suicide bomb attack on Thursday plunged Pakistan deeper into political crisis and triggered an orgy of violence that has killed more than 40 people and left hundreds of banks, shops, gasoline stations, railway stations and offices torched.

Sindh, an agricultural region in the south of the country where Bhutto grew up, has seen the worst of the unrest.

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