Pakistani security forces have detained a doctor who is suspected of helping the CIA try to collect DNA samples from people who lived in Osama bin Laden’s compound before the terror leader’s death.
A senior Pakistani security official confirmed the detention to CNN on Tuesday, but did not identify the doctor.
The news was first reported by the Guardian newspaper.
A raid by U.S. special operations forces killed bin Laden at his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2.
But in the course of gathering intelligence for the raid, the CIA recruited a Pakistani doctor to run a vaccination program in the area. The goal was to try to obtain DNA evidence from bin Laden family members, the newspaper said — citing the information to unnamed Pakistani and U.S. officials.
Any DNA obtained from the people in the compound could then be compared with a sample from bin Laden’s sister, who died in Boston in 2010, as evidence the family was in the compound, the newspaper said.
Neighborhood residents told CNN that two women who appeared to be nurses visited homes and offered free vaccinations to children.
Pakistani security forces have detained a doctor who is suspected of helping the CIA…
by Tactical-Life.com / Jul 11, 2011