Pakistan: Bhutto attempts breakout from house arrest

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Pakistan’s former prime minister Benazir Bhutto on Friday attempted to break through a police cordon outside her home but was stopped by scores of riot police. Police condoned off Bhutto’s villa in Islamabad, put her under house arrest, and rounded up 5,000 of her supporters to block a mass protest against the emergency rule.

Bhutto tried to leave by car to address a rally in Rawalpindi, but was blocked by police after a scuffle with her supporters who tried to remove a barricade…In Rawalpindi, about 200 of Bhutto supporters were dispersed by police using tear and batons. Dozens were arrested…In Peshawar, police used force to disperse about 300 supporters trying to reach Rawalpindi. About 25 were arrested.

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