Pakistan arrests dozens in Abbottabad

Local residents walk past a wall with graffiti saying 'long live bin Laden' near the hideout house of slain Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden following his death by US Special Forces in a ground operation in Abbottabad on May 6, 2011. Pakistan's military demanded the US reduce its troop presence in the country to a "minimum" as the fallout from the killing of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden intensified. After days of questions in Washington over how bin Laden could find shelter in the town of Abbottabad, Pakistan army chief of staff General Ashfar Kayani threatened to "review" cooperation with the US in the event of another similar raid. AFP PHOTO/ AAMIR QURESHI (Photo credit should read AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)
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.