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Judicial Commission briefed on Bin Laden US raid

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Oct 4, IRNA -- The judicial commission investigating US raid in the northern city of Abbottabad that had killed al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden recorded statements of officials of Pakistan’s top intelligence agency, media report said on Tuesday.

Pakistani ‘Express Tribune’ reported that the ISI had told the commission that the US had conducted the raid unilaterally without the consent of Pakistani authorities.

“The operation was conducted by US authorities without keeping Pakistan on board,” the ISI team was quoted as telling the commission members.

According to reports the (ISI) team gave a detailed briefing and explained their perspective of the US operation in Abbottabad.

“The briefing included background information and post-operation investigation findings,” said an official statement issued after the meeting.

The commission had barred at least two of Bin Laden’s wives and several children from leaving the country. They are in the custody of Pakistani agencies since.

The meeting was attended by the commission members, including Abbas Khan, Ashraf Jehangir Qazi and Lt-Gen (retd) Nadeem Ahmed.

The commission will conduct further interviews of the officers of the premier security agency from October 4th to 6th, 2011.

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Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30595232



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