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Pakistani security forces clashed Wednesday with supporters of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who vowed to go forward with a mass rally planned for Friday despite an emergency decree barring such gatherings.

Bhutto called on fellow opposition leaders and the people of Pakistan to join protests against President Pervez Musharraf's state of emergency order. She said 400 members of her political party were arrested across Pakistan on Wednesday "without any provocation."

"Pakistan's unity is under attack," Bhutto told supporters at a news conference outside the parliament building. "The political process is under attack, political leaders are being bombed. ... Our country is in danger from the extremism that has spread under dictatorship." Read full article »

CNN's Mohsin Naqvi in Lahore contributed to this report

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