Scotland Yard detectives have concluded the force of a suicide bomb blast, and not gunfire, killed former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto -- upholding the Pakistani government's account of her assassination. The British investigators' report was released (Friday).
Ms. Bhutto's supporters immediately rejected the findings. Her Pakistan People's Party maintains Ms. Bhutto was killed by an assassin's bullet and today it reiterated calls for a separate United Nations investigation into her assassination.
Ms. Bhutto was killed after a political rally in Rawalpindi on December 27th. Pakistani authorities washed the crime scene in the immediate aftermath of the attack, and no autopsy was performed on her. In its report, Scotland Yard determined Ms. Bhutto died when the force of a suicide blast caused her head to hit the top hatch of her vehicle, through which she was waving to supporters. The report also concluded there was a single attacker who fired shots at the former leader and then blew himself up.