Alleged CIA Informants Arrested in Pakistan

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pakistani media personnel and local residents gather outside the hideout of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden following his death by US Special Forces in a ground operation in Abbottabad on May 3, 2011. Pakistani media personnel and local residents gather outside the hideout of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden following his death by US Special Forces in a ground operation in Abbottabad on May 3, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)

There are reports that five alleged CIA informants, who helped lead the CIA to Osama bin Laden have been arrested in Pakistan. The BBC's Aleem Maqbool is in Abbottabad, Pakistan and reports on the story. He says that according to Western officials briefed on the arrests, one of the five was at least one Pakistani army major. The Pakistani army has acknowledged the arrests, but deny that they have detained any army personnel. There has been much criticism of the leaders of the Pakistani military and intelligence agencies since Osama bin Laden's capture and killing and those leaders will be looking to prevent any similar incident happening again.

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Aleem Maqbool

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