UK police say bomb not bullets killed Bhutto

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UK police say bomb not bullets killed Bhutto

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The British investigation into the murder of Benazir Bhutto has concluded she died from a bomb blast, not from being shot.

Scotland Yard reviewed the evidence of her assassination, which came as she was leaving an election rally in Rawalpindi.

Police say a gunman failed with three shots, before blowing himself up.

The blast threw Bhutto against the roof of her car, causing fatal head injuries.

Inspector Chaudhry Abdul said it was clear the killer was acting alone.

“There has been speculation that two individuals were directly involved in the attack,” he said. “The suggestion has been that one suspect fired shots, and a second detonated the bomb. All the available evidence points towards the person who fired shots and the person who detonated the explosives being one and the same person.”

The report comes as Pakistan ends 40 days of mourning, and just ten days before delayed elections.

Bhutto’s family and party continue to accuse President Musharraf of complicity in her murder, something he vehemently denies.