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U.N. council to consult on Bhutto killing

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto reads at her home in London in this August 7, 2002 file photo. Bhutto was assassinated on December 27, 2007, in a gun and bomb attack as she left an election rally in the city of Rawalpindi. REUTERS/Stephen Hird/Files

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council will hold consultations at noon EST (1700 GMT) on Thursday following the assassination of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, U.N. spokeswoman Marie Okabe said.

The consultations -- closed discussions between envoys of the 15 council member states -- could lead to a statement on Bhutto’s assassination in the city of Rawalpindi, council diplomats said.