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June 15th, 2011
06:45 PM ET

Pakistan arrests several who helped CIA in bin Laden case

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) - Pakistan's intelligence agency has detained several people who gave information to the United States before it killed Osama bin Laden, officials in Pakistan said Wednesday.

The agency detained several people who cooperated with the CIA, a Pakistani official said; the official did not know the precise number. One rented a safe house to the CIA in Abbottabad, the Pakistani city where U.S. special forces killed bin Laden early May 2, a Pakistani source familiar with the arrests said Wednesday.

News of the arrests, first reported by The New York Times, is likely to further strain an already rocky relationship between the two countries.

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  1. Tony Schwartz Sr.

    Patistan country arrests their own people ok find I see this way,USA given Patistan country millons of dollars and aid I'am sure USA gets nothing in return,USA as lost Man and Woman over there that and even greater lost CIA finally get rid of Bin Laden .Now Patistan officals are mad at us now of corce they would be PATISTIAN OFFICALS KNOW WERE BIN LABIN WAS LOCATED FOR YEARS NOW THEY MAD.LARGEST TERRIOST GROUP THERE.

    June 15, 2011 at 11:56 pm |
  2. Roger Manning

    Isn't it illegal in most countries to spy for another country? Why the surprise over Pakistan?

    June 15, 2011 at 11:35 pm |
  3. DJ

    The rate of Pakistanis who "do not like the US" – to put it mildly – is greater than 90 percent among commons.This is based on daily interactions with several Pakistanis who show despise for whatever the US stands for. Now the veil is revealed and seems the same feeling exists in the military industry. Robert Gates says it best – governments lying to governments.

    June 15, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  4. Mike hanrahan

    The only way America can help the Pakistani Bin Laden CIA informants would be to subtract 100 million per person from their foreign aid. It was also very poor media judgement to state there was safehouse rented by the CIA.

    June 15, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
  5. Jason

    How very stupid Anderson to have the lowlife, scumbag, Bill Maher, on your show. Anti-Christian, and extremely LIBERAL....of course he is a freaking know it all too. Hats off to the Liberal loving CNN

    June 15, 2011 at 9:04 pm |