Pakistani intelligence became aware of the doctor's activities during the investigation into the US raid in which Bin Laden was killed on the top floor of the Abbottabad house.
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The CIA organised a fake vaccination programme in the town where it believed Osama bin Laden was hiding in an elaborate attempt to obtain DNA from the fugitive al-Qaida leader's family, a Guardian investigation has found. The doctor went to Abbottabad in March, saying he had procured funds to give free vaccinations for hepatitis B.
Relations between Washington and Islamabad, already severely strained by the Bin Laden operation, have deteriorated considerably since then. Precinct Results. Vote share Dem. Events and deadlines Full calendar. Alexander Burns contributed reporting.
As part of extensive preparations for the raid that killed Bin Laden in May, CIA agents recruited a senior Pakistani doctor to organise the vaccine drive in Abbottabad, even starting the "project" in a poorer part of town to make it look more authentic, according to Pakistani and US officials and local residents. Islamabad refused to comment officially on Afridi's arrest, but one senior official said: Democrat Dem.
So agents approached Afridi, the health official in charge of Khyber, part of the tribal area that runs along the Afghan border. Rulemaking petitions now open for public comment: Health visitors in the area were among the few people who had gained access to the Bin Laden compound in the past, administering polio drops to some of the children.
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According to several sources, the doctor, who waited outside, told her to take in a handbag that was fitted with an electronic device.
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Pakistan is furious over being kept in the dark about the raid, and the US is angry that the Pakistani investigation appears more focused on finding out how the CIA was able to track down the al-Qaida leader than on how Bin Laden was able to live in Abbottabad for five years. Get started Find out how individuals can support federal candidates Including making contributions, volunteering, internet activities and filing complaints Start learning Explore financial data for current and past elections and the candidates in those races Compare candidates Learn about how much contributors can give to different types of committees Get the contribution limits.
When first votes are reported tonight, we will provide a real-time estimate of the final result. A nurse known as Bakhto, whose full name is Mukhtar Bibi, managed to gain entry to the Bin Laden compound to administer the vaccines.
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