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Pak to allow US to question Osama bin Laden's wives

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Policemen patrol a street near the compound where al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad. Reuters

Pak to allow US to question Osama's wives
Pakistan will allow US officials to interrogate the three wives of Osama bin Laden who were with him in the compound when US commandos killed the al Qaeda leader, agencies report.

US officials are expected to soon get “direct access” to the three women who are in Pakistani custody, the reports said, quoting a US official speaking on condition of anonymity. But no specific timing has been set for the access.

The decision comes amidst strains between the US and Pakistan related to strong suspicions that bin Laden enjoyed a “support network” in Pakistan, perhaps extending to intelligence and military officers.

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