I've written a lot today on this question of how Benazir Bhutto died. So let me add to the discussion the latest I've read. Earlier today, when the Pakistani government suggested that Bhutto sustained her fatal injury in the process of ducking out of the way of gunfire, I asked
why these statements seemed to discount what seemed like a more plausible scenario -- the head injury was the result not of her ducking but the force of the explosion pushing her into something.
Carlotta Gall's report is now out in the Times
and her report suggests that this is
what the government is saying ...
With many of Ms. Bhuttoâs supporters openly blaming the government for her death, the Interior Ministry made the surprising announcement that Ms. Bhutto had died not from gunshots or shrapnel but from a skull fracture when she was thrown by the force of the suicide bomb and hit her head on a lever of the sunroof of the car in which she was riding.
Whether this is true or not, it at least sounds much more plausible. Whether this is a revised version of the story or whether the earlier accounts were garbled accounts of the government story is not clear to me at this point.