Pak detains 11 for questioning over Osama presence in Abbotabad

American Navy Seals team killed Osam bin Laden on Monday

Updated: May 05, 2011, 12:11 PM IST

Peshawar/Abbottabad/Washington: Pakistan’s intelligence agencies and military authorities have reportedly detained eleven persons for questioning on al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden’s presence in Abbottabad.
According to the New York Times, they include a neighbour who once worked with the family and a construction manager who built the house.

The Pakistani authorities have also taken into custody the bodies of four people killed by an American Navy Seals team on Monday.

Three women and nine children who were found in the house after the raid are also in the custody of the intelligence services.

Pakistani security officials said two relatives of bin Laden -- a 12- or 13-year-old daughter and his 24-year-old Yemeni wife Amal Ahmed Abdulfattah, are in their custody.

The four bodies seized include two brothers, a son of Bin Laden and a woman. The two brothers have been identified as Arshad Khan and Tareq Khan. But preliminary investigations suggest that these were not their real names.

Both Afghan and Pakistani officials have said they had pointed out the compound as one of interest to CIA officials in previous years.

An Afghan intelligence official told a French news agency that Afghan intelligence pinpointed the compound last August, but thought a senior Taliban commander, Maulavi Abdul Kabir, was living there at that time.

The official declined to be named because of the delicacy of the issue.