International Herald Tribune/Associated Press reports that lax security allowed an assassin to approach within a few meters of Benazir Bhutto, but security aides blamed Bhutto’s decision to open a hatch in her bombproof vehicle and chat with jubilant supporters.

Read the follow-up story on the Bhutto assassination: Security lapse and Bhutto’s personal touch made her vulnerable to attack

keywords:: benazir bhutto | bhutto assassination | pakistan | security | vip security | terrorism