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‘Osama raid came as surprise’

The US raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad was not known to “any tier” of the Pakistani army which was “taken by surprise” by the May 2 operation, a top military officer has told an inquiry panel probing the al Qaeda leader’s presence in this country.

world Updated: Jul 27, 2011 00:23 IST
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The US raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad was not known to “any tier” of the Pakistani army which was “taken by surprise” by the May 2 operation, a top military officer has told an inquiry panel probing the al Qaeda leader’s presence in this country.

Maj Gen Ashfaq Nadeem Ahmad, the Director General of Military Operations, said: “The US acted in an environment of trust and the (Pakistani) army was, therefore, taken by surprise.”

First Published: Jul 27, 2011 00:21 IST