UN Says Bhutto's Death A Security Lapse

Friday, April 16, 2010

A new United Nations report is blaming the assassination of Pakistan's former prime minister Benazir Bhutto on inadequate security, saying the government of then-President Pervez Musharraf, as well as state and district governments, didn't take adequate measures to respond to security risks she faced.

The Associated Press reports that an aide to Musharraf called the report a "pack of lies."

Bhutto was killed in a gun and suicide-bomb attack as she was leaving a campaign rally in 2007. The U.N. report also found that Pakistan's government severely hampered the investigation into her death.

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