Pakistan rejects US journalist’s claims over Abbottabad operation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Foreign Office has strongly denied the claims of American journalist Seymour Hersh, who claimed that Islamabad had prior knowledge of the US raid in Abbottabad in which Osama bin Laden was killed.

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Foreign Office spokesman Qazi Khalilullah in a news briefing in Islamabad, said Pakistan also did not know about the presence of bin Laden in Abbottabad.

Investigative Journalist Hersh in a story published in London Review of Books liken the official version of the Obama administration about “Operation Neptune Spear” to a fairy-tale.

The White House also rejected Hersh’s claims as “baseless”. The White House in a statement also rejected the claim that the US agencies had collaborated with the Pakistani military to kill the al-Qaida chief bin Laden.


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