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I don't think people are buying the government line.

Pakistan TV station shows Bhutto shooter, contradicts government

Quote:Islamabad - A Pakistani television station released footage early Sunday claiming that opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was shot dead by an assassin before an accomplice detonated a suicide bomb, contrary to official government claims.

The new, exclusive images from the Pakistani-based DawnNews TV show a young gunman, wearing sunglasses and dressed in a light-brown sports jacket, firing at Bhutto as she stood atop the sunroof of her white security Range Rover following an election campaign rally in the city of Rawalpindi on Thursday.

The footage clearly shows Bhutto collapsing into her armoured- vehicle before the suicide blast, contradicting official government claims that she recoiled only after the blast and cracked her skull on the sunroof.

The government's official version, which included only partial footage of the attack, has been met with widespread derision. Bhutto's senior aides inside the vehicle are adamant that she was shot.

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scpg02 Wrote:I don't think people are buying the government line.

Pakistan TV station shows Bhutto shooter, contradicts government

Quote:Islamabad - A Pakistani television station released footage early Sunday claiming that opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was shot dead by an assassin before an accomplice detonated a suicide bomb, contrary to official government claims.

The new, exclusive images from the Pakistani-based DawnNews TV show a young gunman, wearing sunglasses and dressed in a light-brown sports jacket, firing at Bhutto as she stood atop the sunroof of her white security Range Rover following an election campaign rally in the city of Rawalpindi on Thursday.

The footage clearly shows Bhutto collapsing into her armoured- vehicle before the suicide blast, contradicting official government claims that she recoiled only after the blast and cracked her skull on the sunroof.

The government's official version, which included only partial footage of the attack, has been met with widespread derision. Bhutto's senior aides inside the vehicle are adamant that she was shot.

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Yes. The explanation by the government seem less probable. It is also hard to believe that if you hit your head on the handle of a sunroof of a car it can cause imminent death. It must be a 0.000001% chance that death occurs from that.

However, the government would have nothing to fear from stating that it really was bullet wounds. They are not responsible for providing 100% security at her rallies. And if she was shot, it was nothing unexpected with reference to her earlier behavior of getting close to the people on rallies.

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