AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonAuthorities on Thursday said Bhutto died from bullet wounds fired by a young man who then blew himself up, killing 20 other people. A surgeon who treated her said Friday she died from the impact of shrapnel on her skull. But later Friday, Interior Ministry spokesman Javed Iqbal Cheema said all three shots missed her as she greeted supporters through the sunroof of her vehicle, which was bulletproof and bombproof. He also denied that shrapnel caused her death, saying Bhutto was killed when she tried to duck back into the vehicle, and the shock waves from the blast knocked her head into a lever attached to the sunroof, fracturing her skull. At a news conference, Cheema played a videotape of the attack showing Bhutto waving, smiling and chatting with supporters from the sunroof as her car sat unmoving on the street outside a campaign rally. Three gunshots rang out, the camera appeared to fall, and the tape ended. Bhutto was slain while campaigning for the crucial Jan. 8 parliamentary elections in which she hoped to return as prime minister of the nuclear-armed country, a key U.S. ally in the war on terrorism. Upon her return from exile in October, she survived an assassination attempt. She had repeatedly complained that the government of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf did not give her adequate security. ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Benazir Bhutto died from a skull fracture suffered when her head slammed against her car during a suicide attack – not from bullet wounds, the government said Friday. Pakistan’s interior minister blamed al-Qaida and the Taliban for Thursday’s assassination and said another key opposition leader, Nawaz Sharif, is also under threat of militant attack. The government released a transcript Friday of a purported conversation between militant leader Baitullah Mehsud and another militant. “It was a spectacular job. They were very brave boys who killed her,” Mehsud said, according to the transcript. As word of her death spread, her supporters blamed Musharraf of complicity in her assassination. On Friday, Interior Minister Hamid Nawaz told The Associated Press that the government had evidence that al-Qaida and Taliban were behind the suicide attack. Later, Cheema blamed Mehsud, described him as an “al-Qaida leader” and said he was also behind the Oct. 18 bombing against Bhutto’s homecoming parade through Karachi that killed more than 140 people. Mehsud is a commander of pro-Taliban forces in the lawless Pakistani tribal region South Waziristan, where al-Qaida fighters are also active. His forces often attack Pakistani security forces. This fall, he was quoted in a Pakistani newspaper as saying that he would welcome Bhutto’s return from exile with suicide bombers. Mehsud later denied that in statements to local television and newspaper reporters. Cheema said Mehsud was “behind most of the recent terrorist attacks that have taken place in Pakistan.” He said Pakistani security forces would hunt down those responsible for Bhutto’s death. Cheema also said Sharif – also a former prime minister and now the most prominent opposition leader in Pakistan – was among several politicians under threat of militant attack. He named others as Fazlur Rehman, the leader of an Islamist opposition party; former Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, a close ally of President Pervez Musharraf; and former Interior Minister Aftab Sherpao, who narrowly escaped a suicide bombing last weekend that killed 56 people.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailNoSystem images/iStock(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — A 4-year-old boy is on his way to someday becoming the next March Madness star with his impressive basketball skills.Videos of Calvin Shannon shooting hoops have been viewed by millions after the pint-sized prodigy was recorded while nailing long shots and even baskets from his second-story window at home.“Before he could even stand or walk he was obsessed with shooting a basketball,” dad Mike Shannon of Columbus, Ohio, told Good Morning America. “He had a heck of an arm.”Impressed by his son’s form, Shannon shared videos of Calvin on YouTube and Instagram.Famous basketball exhibition team the Harlem Globetrotters, began sharing Calvin’s videos and eventually met the tike in person.In a March 21 video posted to Twitter, Calvin’s stunned his dad by landing a near-impossible shot at a park where they live.When he’s not playing basketball, Calvin loves watching Michael Jordan documentaries and the movie, Space Jam, his dad said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund March 28, 2019 /Sports News – National This 4-year-old basketball prodigy nails impossible shots