June 15, 2011
Pakistan’s top military spy agency has arrested five informants who fed information to the CIA before the raid last month that killed Osama bin Laden, the New York Times has reported.
One of the detainees was reported to be a Pakistani army major who officials said copied licence plates of cars visiting the al-Qaida leader’s compound 30 miles north-west of Islamabad.
The fate of the CIA informants arrested in Pakistan is unclear, the newspaper reported, citing American officials.
Outgoing CIA director Leon Panetta raised the issue of the informants’ detention during a trip to Islamabad last week, where he met with Pakistani military and intelligence officers, the Times said.