Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has been assassinated during a rally in Rawalpindi, near Islamabad.
With elections days away, Ms Bhutto had been campaigning incessantly, buoyed by the apparent support her party enjoys.
Moments after delivering her speech, she left the stage satisfied with the support she had received.
She got into a car to leave, waving to supporters moments before being attacked.
The suicide bomber caught up with her as she was leaving, exploding his lethal device.
Supporters were stunned as they surveyed the carnage.
Dazed, the injured waited to be taken to hospital.
Despite knowing she was a target, Ms Bhutto had vowed to defy the threats.