Pakistani former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has been killed in a presumed suicide attack.
News of her death was confirmed by a military spokesman and members of her Pakistan People's Party (PPP).
Ms Bhutto had just addressed a pre-election rally in the town of Rawalpindi when the attack occurred.
At least 15 other people are reported killed in the attack and several more were injured. Ms Bhutto had twice been the country's prime minister.
It's going to be interesting to see what happens next but, given the popular support that she appears to have garnered in the last few months, I predict a riot. Or several, in fact.
All eyes on Pakistan, then...
UPDATE: that platitudinous cretin, Batshit Miliband, has been voicing his utterly unoriginal thoughts on the matter—fucking hell, I can't believe that this slimy little shit represents us to other countries: he's an embarrassment.
The killing of Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was a "senseless attack", UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband has said.
Well, it obviously made sense to someone, David, and that's why they killed her. She wasn't randomly picked, you know: she was a prominent politician and a lot of people didn't like her very much. Whilst it might be an appalling thing to do, I suspect that her assassination was very far from being "senseless".
"This is a time for restraint but also unity.
You really are a tedious little man, aren't you?
All those committed to a stable future for Pakistan will condemn without qualification all violence perpetrated against innocent people.
Will they? I'm sure that, say, Muslim extremists want a stable Pakistan—a stable Islamist Pakistan—but I am sure that they wouldn't condemn violent methods. In fact, they seem more than happy to use them throughout the world.
"In targeting Benazir Bhutto extremist groups have in their sights all those committed to democratic processes in Pakistan. They cannot and must not succeed.
Worried that people in Britain might get a few ideas, eh, Dave?
"The large Pakistani community in the United Kingdom will be gravely concerned about these latest developments.
I'm sure that they will be. Although, I would also be interested to know how many of them consider themselves more British than Pakistani.
Let me reassure them that the UK government will continue to work with all those who want to build a peaceful and democratic Pakistan."
Like... um... President "Came to power through a military coup and recently suspended the Constitution and locked up his political opponents" Musharraf? Does Batshit believe a word that he's saying?—because I don't.
Don't you just love our politicos?