At least 31 Pakistanis died in riots and protests following Benazir Bhutto's assassination, but authorities say violence has dwindled since the 54-year-old former prime minister was laid to rest Friday in her home province.
The government sent troops to Sindh province, in the southern Pakistan, where the worst rioting took place. Ms. Bhutto's distraught and angry supporters, many of whom blame President Pervez Musharraf's administration for her death, set trains and cars on fire and attacked police stations and government offices.
Ms. Bhutto's funeral, by contrast, was peaceful and solemn. Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets as her plain wood coffin was taken to the family mausoleum and lowered into a grave next to the burial place of her father (former president and prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who was overthrown in 1977 and hanged two years later). Pakistan's Interior Ministry says Ms. Bhutto did not die either from gunshot wounds or shrapnel from a suicide-bomb attack as she left a political rally in Rawalpindi. Authorities say she was fatally injured when the force of the blast smashed her head on a metal lever on the sunroof of her armored vehicle.