Plot to abduct Osama`s wives foiled

A Taliban plot to rescue killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden`s youngest widow from custody in Pakistan has reportedly been foiled.

Last Updated: Oct 01, 2011, 23:30 PM IST

Islamabad: A Taliban plot to rescue killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden`s youngest widow from custody in Pakistan has reportedly been foiled.

According to the Sun, terror chief Mullah Omar ordered 500 men to raid a safe house in Pakistan where Amal Abdulfattah was being interrogated with two other wives of bin Laden.

It is believed that the location was leaked by an informer in Pakistan`s ISI intelligence service. However, the assault was cancelled when the trio and about five of Bin Laden`s children were moved after alerts were raised, The Sun reports.

An ISI source said: "For weeks we`ve been intercepting calls and getting alerts from our men in tribal areas that the raid was on. Now we are all under orders to tighten security around the bin Laden family. Concern is so great we moved them three times in recent weeks."

Twenty-nine-year-old Amal was injured while trying to protect her husband, bin Laden, during the US Navy Seals’ attack on the Abbottabad compound in Pakistan in May. Pakistani security sources say she is refusing to co-operate with them.

The Yemeni-born woman has a ten-year-old daughter, and officials fear that they may be new figureheads for the terror organisation if they are rescued.

Another source close to the ISI said: "Amal boasts that she can use guns and even rocket-launchers. She says she wants to lead a war on infidels and train her kids as mujahideen."

ANI