US investigating on Laden support network in Abbottabad

The United States is trying to find out the type of support network Osama bin Laden enjoyed in his Abbottabad hideout, an affluent suburb of Islamabad, the White House said.

Washington: The United States is trying to find out the type of support network Osama bin Laden enjoyed in his Abbottabad hideout, an affluent suburb of Islamabad, the White House said.

"We look forward to finding out more information about the support network that did allow bin Laden to hide in this compound in a suburb of Islamabad.

"We understand that Pakistan is also investigating that as well," the White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters at his daily news conference.

Carney said at this point of time the United States does not know who, if anybody in the Pakistani government was aware that bin Laden or a high-value target was living in this
compound.

"It`s logical to assume that he had some sort of supporting network, but what constituted that network remains to be seen," he said, adding that It`s a big country and a big government.

We have to be very focused and careful about how we do this because it is an important relationship.

I would also say that the idea that these kind of complications exist is not new.

This is a very sensational case because of who we are talking about here, because it was Osama bin Laden, said Carney.

But this is not an issue that arrived on our doorstep on Sunday," Carney added.

PTI

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