Benazir Bhutto returns to Pakistan Thursday for the first time in 19 years, and she worries her life is at risk. A Taliban commander has vowed to murder the ex-PM with suicide bombers, but her fear is military officers “who have fought the jihad,” she told the Guardian. She's been negotiating security with the government and is expecting 3,500 guards.
A top government minister said the assassination plot claims were “ridiculous,” that no officers were breaking bread with Al-Qaeda. Bhutto's father, another ex-PM, was hanged by the military, and two of her brothers have been murdered. A parade-like welcome is expected; when Bhutto last came to Pakistan, a million people turned out.