Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday in a suicide bombing that also killed at least 20 others at a campaign rally, a party aide and a military official said."At 6:16 p.m. she expired," said Wasif Ali Khan, a member of Bhutto's party who was at Rawalpindi General Hospital where she was taken after the attack.
A senior military official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment, confirmed that Bhutto had died.
Widespread unrest in Pakistan is practically inevitable, and Bhutto supporters outside the hospital where she was treated began chanting "Dog, Musharraf, dog," in reference to Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf.
Musharraf, of course, had promised free parliamentary elections next month, coinciding with the end of his "emergency rule," though, given Bhutto's reported assassination, the country may be poised to endure additional turmoil.