Pakistan condemns unilateral U.S. action against bin Laden

Takes credit for helping to locate al-Qaeda leader

Facing internal criticism about the fact that a secret U.S. kill-mission was allowed to take place on Pakistani soil, Pakistan’s foreign ministry expressed “deep concern” over the operation on Tuesday. “This event of unauthorized unilateral action cannot be taken as a rule,” the foreign ministry said in a statement about the death of Osama Bin Laden. At the same time, Pakistan, a major recipient of U.S. aid, is taking credit for its role in the terrorist leader’s capture. The written statement claims that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) tipped-off the CIA about foreigners in Abbottabad in 2009.

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