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August 12, 2022

CIA used DNA sting in bin Laden hunt

Pakistani security forces have detained a doctor who is suspected of helping the CIA try to collect DNA samples from people who lived in Osama bin Laden’s compound before the terror leader’s death, CNN said. A senior Pakis­tani security official confirmed the detention to CNN on Tuesday, but did not identify the doctor. A raid by U.S. special operations forces killed bin Laden at his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2. But in the course of gathering intelligence for the raid, the CIA recruited a Pakistani doctor to run a vaccination program in the area. The goal was to try to obtain DNA evidence from bin Laden family members, the newspaper said.

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