Riots and insurrections have broken out in most major cities in Pakistan in the wake of Benazir Bhutto’s funeral. There are some worrisome indicators: banks, transport, government buildings are the targets, and the violence and burning in some places seems less than random. Normally I would expect a few gas stations, KFC’s and other buildings to go up, but some of the violence appears directed, like the freeing of prisoners from jails.
The security forces have stated that they intercepted a message from Baitullah Mehsud congratulating the unit that carried out the attack, and we also have Al Qaeda claiming credit for ordering the attack. It will be interesting to see if Baitullah Mehsud denies this or not.
Video from AP:
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