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Pakistan doctor who helped CIA find Bin Laden is charged with murder
Pakistan doctor who helped CIA find Bin Laden is charged with murder

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A local Pakistani government handed down murder charges this week against a doctor who helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden, a move that could worsen already strained ties between Washington and Islamabad. Dr. Shakil Afridi was hailed as a hero by U.S. officials for organizing a fake vaccination campaign in Abbottabad on behalf of the CIA in a bid to collect DNA and otherwise confirm the identity of the Al Qaeda leader. A raid by U.S. SEALs in May 2011 killed Bin Laden. The raid outraged Pakistan, however, where many view Afridi as a traitor in a country deeply suspicious of foreign intelligence agencies operating in its midst. The helicopter raid was an...

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