Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto visited her ancestral village Saturday to pay respects at her father's tomb, her first trip outside Pakistan's biggest city since an assassination attempt against her killed 143 people nine days ago.

Hundreds of supporters ran toward Bhutto's convoy, kicking up clouds of dust, as she arrived in the village of Garhi Khuda Baksh after a 100-kilometer (60- mile) road trip from the airport at the southern city of Sukkur, where she flew to from Karachi.

Hundreds of armed private security guards in the village surrounded the white-domed marble mausoleum, cordoning off the area and forbidding entry even to police.