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Published:February 7th, 2008 09:45 EST
Bhutto's Tomb site of great mourning

Bhutto's Tomb site of great mourning

By SOP newswire

Thousands of people gathered Thursday, at the tomb of Pakistani opposition leader and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto to mark the end of the 40-day mourning period for her death.

Ms. Bhutto's husband Asif Ali Zardari addressed the crowd outside the family's mausoleum at Garhi Kuda Baksh in Sindh province, saying his wife's "martyrdom" will be avenged in a democratic way.

Ms. Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party, now led by Zardari, is set to resume campaigning for the country's crucial February 18th elections.

Ms. Bhutto was assassinated in a gun and suicide bomb attack on December 27 in Rawalpindi as she was leaving a political rally.  The Pakistani government says she was killed by al-Qaida-linked militants. 

Her family and party supporters blame the government and point to the lack of security given to Ms. Bhutto during her campaign.

Police arrested two more suspects in connection with the killing Thursday.

Interior Ministry officials did not provide any details on the arrests.

On Friday, a British team of investigators from Scotland Yard is expected to release the findings of its probe into how Ms. Bhutto died.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.