DAVOS: Pakistan did not know about the presence of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in the northwestern garrison town of Abbottabad, a former US ambassador to Pakistan said.
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Osama, the founder of the militant group, was killed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on May 2, 2011 by United States Navy SEALs of the Special Warfare Development Group (also known as DEVGRU.
The get-Osama operation created deep mistrust between the US and Pakistan, Cameron Munter, former American ambassador, told private news channel in Pakistan.
“Those who claimed that Pakistan knew about the whereabouts of bin Laden were wrong,” said Munter said at a dinner reception for Pakistan’s ex-army chief Raheel Sharif, in Davos.
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He admitted the killing of the Al Qaeda leader inside Pakistan further deepened mistrust between the two countries. “Terrible mistakes were made due to deep mistrust.”