World Leaders Speak Out Against Bhutto Assassination

UNDATED (AP) - Global leaders continue to express dismay and sadness over the assassination of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai had met with Bhutto earlier this morning and says he found that she had "a lot of love and desire for peace in Afghanistan," as well as wishes for prosperity in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Karzai calls Bhutto "a brave daughter of the Muslim world" and says he's "deeply saddened" by her death.

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is calling for those responsible for killing Bhutto to be brought to justice, and for "all Pakistanis to work together for peace and national unity."

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says Bhutto was targeted by "cowards who are afraid of democracy," adding that they must not be allowed to kill progress in Pakistan.

A Vatican spokesman says "One cannot see signs of peace in this tormented region."