Pakistan arrests dozens in connection with bin Laden compound
Pakistani Police guard the sealed main gate of the bin Laden compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan on Tuesday, May 3, 2011.
May 6th, 2011
11:45 AM ET

Pakistan arrests dozens in connection with bin Laden compound

Dozens of people in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad have been arrested because of their suspected connections to the compound where Osama bin Laden was shot and killed, a Pakistani intelligence official said Friday.

Some of the individuals were arrested around the compound and investigators still need to determine if any of the people arrested have any connection with al Qaeda.

This story is developing. We'll bring you the latest information as soon as we get it.

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  1. Manson

    Christophe, holding India at bay for us? Forget it I feel dumber for trying.

    May 6, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Freefall 7

    Go live in Pakistan Cesar. Trouble with you is that you want it both ways. Freedom has a price and war is war. If you don't like it in teh US, then LEAVE!!!!!! We would be happy to see you go. I'm real tired of pouring my tax dollars into corrupt governments that laugh at us behind our backs. I'm sick of being witness to the politcal correctness of things. Do you think any of the Middle Eastern ountries that take massive amounts of aid from us give a rat's a$s about the US; we are only their welfare payment! Would they respect, help or defend our people and our values if we were in trouble??? – nada!!

    May 6, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zack

      We should stop playing policeman to the entire world. Let the middle east solve their own problems. Don't we have enough of our own? Do we really need to be pouring billions of dollars into the wars in Libya, Iraq & Afghanistan?

      May 11, 2011 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar

    Justhefacts..... You're right, thanks

    May 6, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ana

    christoper, you seems to be bigger idiot than cesar, US doesnt help pakis to keep India at bay, US couldnt have killed bin laden from India, US thought he is hiding somewhere in mountains between pak and afghan. IDIOT.

    May 6, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Manson

    India will be a superpower in ten years stupid. Check your facts.

    May 6, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Manson

    Npr reports in ten years India will surpass us second only to China in manufacturing. Pakistan produces little but terrorists.

    May 6, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Archie Bunker

    Whew. Sure glad the US is doing what we can to get rid of that bigot stereotype...

    May 6, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Rabbi David

    The reality is the US just made the biggest mistake in modern history. Bin Ladin could have EASILY been captured and put on trial.There are a number of nerve agents that would have put everybody in that house to sleep and a like number of electric stun devices. A legal trial should have been held and the system of a nation of laws, not men upheld.Instead this cowboy non sense will cause the war to go on eternally.Obama did not want a trial because Bin Ladin was in bed with the US once upon a time and a lot of stuff he could talk about would "complicate" things.This will not solve anything and in the long haul may prove a very poor choice.

    May 6, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steven Brooks

      The US only did what Mossad has been doing for decades.

      May 6, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • AngieS

      Sadly Rabbi I don't think a trial was an option, here. I do, in premise, agree with you but look at how the American people and politicians have handled the trials for Guantanamo detainees. First they don't want to extend any human rights to the prisoners, then they can't be bothered to bring them to US soil to be tried because no one wants it "in their backyard", finally, when military tribunals are found to be the only remaining option everyone screams about how inhumane such treatment is. Either way Bin Laden would never have seen "justice" or anything like a fair trial. Keeping Bin Laden alive would have only complicated the process and no one would have ever seen justice come out of it.

      May 6, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Big~Smelly~Tuna

      Do you keep small farm animals in your house? Sheep? Goats?
      Do you have rubber knee boots?

      May 6, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Huh

    Cesar, you would have bombed the US? Do you live in the US? Pakistan's country is destabilizing right now as we speak and has been for some time. Without the support of the US, the only thing they have going for themselves is the threat of arms. The problem with Pakistan is that they have no friends and are quickly alienating the one(s) they have. Even thinking about a nuke in that Region, with India, China, would be suicide on their part. I suggest you get on the first plane back to Pakistan and live with your brothers in arms. Sounds like they need someone like you to direct their foreign policy.

    May 6, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Margroks

    They have to start arresting people suspected of giving aid and comfort to the thug who attacked America-or admit they turned a blind eye on him while he lived in a mansion not to far from the center of government. THis is a black eye on Pakistan and they have to explain or see a serious reduction in our aid to them.

    May 6, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Manson

    Taliban gone? Cool, let's pack up and go home ignoring the fact they are still being found hiding in Pakistan. Great idea genius.

    May 6, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Makapuu

    Isn't it time for The Donald to say something stupid about all of this?

    May 6, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  13. jack Beeler

    I 'd like to see your stincky A** but I don't think you are a man enough

    May 6, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Manson

    Got to hit he road. Happy mother's day buttholes.

    May 6, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Manson

    Got to hit the road. Happy mother's day buttholes.

    May 6, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
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