A party aide says Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was injured in homicide attack and is undergoing surgery.
The bomber attacked Bhutto supporters as they were leaving a rally on Thursday and at least 20 people were feared dead, police and witnesses said.
An Associated Press reporter at the scene saw body parts and flesh scattered at the back gate of the Liaqat Bagh park in Rawalpindi where the rally was held. He counted about 20 bodies, including police, and could see many other wounded.
The road outside was stained with blood and people screamed for ambulances. Others gave water to the wounded lying in the street. The clothing of some of the victims was shredded and people put party flags over their bodies.
The bomb went off just minutes after Bhutto spoke to thousands of supporters and she appeared to be the target of the attack. Farahtullah Babar, the spokesman for her party, said her vehicle was about 50 yards away from blast which went off as she was leaving the rally venue.
"She had just crossed the gate when we heard a deafening sound. We could feel its impact but by the grace of God, she is safe," he said.
Apparently, Allah doesn't want this lady dead... But when will the Jihadists realize this?
UPDATE: Bhutto is dead. It seems the assassination attempt was a success after all. America needs to re-assess its alliance with President Pervez Musharraf. It is clear from today's events, Islam is incompatible with democracy. It is exactly what Muhammed taught - kill the opposition. What else should we expect from his sociopathic followers?
R.I.P. Benazir Bhutto.