Peres: Bhutto a fearless woman who served her people with rare capability

President Shimon Peres on Thursday said he was shocked by the death of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto in a suicide bombing. "Benazir Bhutto was a brave woman, who did not hide her opinions, did not know fear and served her people with courage and rare capability," Peres said in statement. "I had the chance to meet her on several occasions, in which she expressed interest in Israel and said that she hoped to visit upon returning to power. Benazir was a charismatic leader and a fighter for peace in her country and across the world," he said.