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NPR News Special: Benazir Bhutto Assassinated

Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto waves to her supporters at a campaign rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan where she was fatally attacked on Thursday.
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Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto waves to her supporters at a campaign rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan where she was fatally attacked on Thursday.

Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto died after gunfire and a suicide bomber targeted her vehicle as she left a campaign rally outside the Pakistani capital on Thursday. Guests discuss what happened at the rally, Bhutto's legacy as prime minister and the implications of her death.

Guests:

Peter Wonacott, senior correspondent for The Wall Street Journal

Zia Mian, research scientist at the Program on Science and Global Security, Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, Princeton

Ambassador Peter Galbraith, senior diplomatic fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation; former U.N. ambassador and staff member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Ahmed Rashid, journalist; author of Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia

Jackie Northam, NPR's national security and foreign desk correspondent

Ambassador Mahmud Ali Durrani, Pakistani ambassador to the U.S.

Sen. Robert Menendez, (D-NJ) member of U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

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