Pakistan Busts Alleged Aides in Bin Laden Blitz
Posted on Jun 15, 2011
This bit of news probably will not help the already dicey relationship between Pakistan and the U.S.: Pakistani officials have arrested five people believed to have assisted the CIA in the operation that felled Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad last month, including the owner of a house that American agents rented as a lookout. —KA
In Pakistan, Inter Services Public Relations spokesman Brigadier Azmat Abbas told the BBC no Pakistani soldier had been arrested, but the agency was questioning “several people whom we suspect of having been working for American intelligence services”.
He said that among those arrested were people “captured during a raid at a house located close to the Bin Laden compound”.
“We suspect them of having been working for CIA,” he said.
“Others being interrogated include people who used to visit the compound.”
AP / Aqeel Ahmed
Noor Bibi shows pictures of her husband and son, who she says were picked up by security forces last week, as she sits with family members in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on Wednesday.