There are no official suspects in the assassination of Benazir Bhutto at a political rally today, but suspicion centers on Taliban and al Qaeda-linked militants who made death threats against her in recent months, targeting her as pro-American. Bhutto aides are already faulting Pakistan's military establishment for not providing adequate security and being "dismissive" of Bhutto's repeated requests for "independent security arrangement," CNN reports.
After a suicide bombing in October killed more than 100 of her supporters, the former prime minister and her husband charged that that her enemies had ties to the military. Elements in Pakistan's intelligence agencies sympathize with the Taliban, the Guardian notes, speculating that "rogue elements" in the security services could have been involved in the two attacks. (Read more Benazir Bhutto stories.)