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UK police say blast killed Bhutto
Benazir Bhutto's party disagrees with Scotland Yard's account
British detectives investigating the death of ex-Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto say she died from the effect of a bomb blast, not gunfire.
Detectives from Scotland Yard were asked by Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf to examine the circumstances surrounding Bhutto's death in December.
Pakistani authorities attributed her death to a suicide bomb blast, but Bhutto's family rejected that theory.
And her party maintained on Friday that she was shot dead by an assassin.
TV pictures that emerged after Bhutto's death on 27 December appeared to show a gunman aiming a weapon at the Pakistani opposition leader as she stood through the sunroof of a vehicle during a rally in Rawalpindi.
The police report confirmed that shots were fired - but said they were not the cause of death.
It said after discharging his firearm the attacker had detonated explosives.
"The blast caused a violent collision between her head and the escape hatch area of the vehicle, causing a severe and fatal head injury," said the report, signed by Detective Superintendent John MacBrayne.
Newspapers pictured the man who apparently shot at Benazir Bhutto
The report said the evidence suggested there was only one attacker, not two, as had been speculated.
Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party said it was not convinced by British police conclusions.
"The party is still looking at the Scotland Yard report - however, it is difficult to agree with its findings on the cause of death," spokeswoman Sherry Rehman said.
"We do believe that she was killed by an assassin's bullet," she added.
She reiterated calls for a United Nations inquiry into the killing.
Meanwhile, Pakistani officials said on Thursday that they had detained two "suspected terrorists" over the murder.
Last month, police said they had arrested a teenage boy who confessed to being part of a team instructed to kill the opposition leader.
The unnamed 15-year-old was arrested in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province along with a more senior militant, officials say.
But Pakistani newspapers said investigators are treating the boy's claims with caution.
The boy had named a local militia commander, Baitullah Mehsud, as being behind the assassination, officials say. Mr Mehsud has already been accused by the Pakistani authorities but denies any involvement. The director of the US Central Intelligence Agency has also accused Mr Mehsud of ordering the assassination.