Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. E. Huseynov / No Azerbaijanis were among the victims in one of Pakistan's largest terrorist attacks that occurred on 18 October, Dashgin Shikarov, of the Council of the Azerbaijani Embassy in Pakistan, told Trend Agency on 19 October.
The return of Benazir Bhutto, the Pakistani opposition leader, to her motherland resulted in a bloodbath that shocked the world community. An explosion occurred on the road where the leader was passing, killing 140 people and injuring more than 500. Bhutto was slightly injured. Now Bhutto is in her residence in Karachi.
Leaders of most countries and international organizations offered their condolences to Pakistan.
The terrorist act in Karacji was one of the biggest in the last sixty years. The Pakistani press reported there were two explosions on the road of cortege that brought Bhutto to Pakistan. The motorcade was surrounded by a crowd of people. The bomb exploded within five or seven metres from Bhutto's car. The explosion was committed by suicide bombers.
No terrorist groups in the country have taken responsibility for the explosion.
Pervez Musharraf, the President of Pakistan, called the attack on Bhutto a conspiracy against democracy. The President promised to find and punish the ones responsible for the attack.