Pakistan arrests dozens in Abbottabad

Residents walk past a wall with graffiti saying 'Long live bin Laden,' near the former hideout of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, in Abbottabad, Pakistan, May 6, 2011.
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Pakistani security forces arrested dozens of people yesterday, following Sunday's U.S. raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbtotabad.

According to a report from the Open Source Center, several Pakistani agencies conducted a joint operation in Abbottabad, arresting 40 people on suspicion of links to bin Laden.

Participating were the Inter-Services Intelligence Agency, Military Intelligence, the Intelligence Bureau, and the Abbottabad Police.

Official Pakistani sources were quoted as having referred to the arrests as the "second phase" of the operation that killed the al Qaeda leader.

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