Osama bin Laden and Mulla Omar still in Pak: Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton said that al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden is still in Pakistan.

Last Updated: Jul 19, 2010, 19:03 PM IST

Islamabad: US Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton on Monday said she believed that al Qaeda chief Osama bin
Laden was still in Pakistan.

Clinton also said Washington believed that Taliban
chief Mulla Omar was also in the country.

"I believe (bin Laden) is here in Pakistan and it
would be very helpful if we could take them (al Qaeda
leaders)," the US Secretary of State said in a television
interview in between her heavy schedule.

Though the Pakistani leaders claim that the world`s
most wanted terrorist may be dead, top US officials have been
maintaining that bin Laden along with his powerful deputy
Ayman al-Zawahiri are in Pakistan.

Last month, the CIA chief Leon Pannetta said the
al Qaeda chief was in "deep underground" in Pakistan, nine
years after he disappeared from public sight in 2001 in
Afghanistan.

PTI