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US had inside info of Osama's hideout: Malik

Pakistan interior minister Rehman Malik believes the US had a mole right inside Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad hideout and this was how the al Qaeda chief was tracked down to the compound, a media report said.

world Updated: May 23, 2011 00:51 IST

Pakistan interior minister Rehman Malik believes the US had a mole right inside Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad hideout and this was how the al Qaeda chief was tracked down to the compound, a media report said. Top US officials said after the raid that they were only partially certain of Osama's presence inside the $1 million mansion, but Malik says only definitive information could have led them right to the room where bin Laden was killed, report in The Sunday Times.

"In my experience of years as an intelligence officer, I think someone from inside may have given information," said Malik, also the former head of Federal Investigation Agency.