Bloggers Blast Government Version of Bhutto Death

We're not 'naive and dumb,' snaps one
By Sam Biddle,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 31, 2007 3:49 AM CST
A supporter of slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto lights candles next to her portrait after showering rose petals during a ceremony at the site of Thursday's suicide bombing in Rawalpindi, Pakistan...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Pakistan's political blogging community is expressing extreme skepticism about government statements as to how former prime minister Benazir Bhutto died in last week's assassination attack. The government is claiming Bhutto died after hitting her head on her car’s sunroof in the bomb attack, but the theory is widely disputed, particularly by Bhutto’s political party, which claims she was shot in the head.

A new video of the attack appears to show Bhutto struck as shots ring out. "Not everyone is so naive and dumb," writes one Pakistani blogger. The government’s insistence that al-Qaeda agents were behind the attack is being disputed as well. "She is buried, but I suspect that the Benazir saga is far from over," concludes another blogger.