Mr Bhatti's car was sprayed with bullets in the attack
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Pakistani minister Shahbaz Bhatti murdered

Pakistani Minorities Minister Shahbaz Bhatti has been shot dead by gunmen who ambushed his car in broad daylight in the capital, Islamabad.

Mr Bhatti, the cabinet's only Christian minister, had received death threats for urging reform to blasphemy laws.

The Taliban said they carried out the attack, the second similar murder this year.

Orla Guerin reports.

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