In this picture taken on June 24, 2011, students of Pakistani Government Girls Comprehensive Higher school study outside their school while waiting for a transport in Abbottabad, Pakistan. A group of British schools cut off a partnership with teachers and students in the Pakistani town where Bin Laden was killed for fear of negative publicity, upsetting Pakistani participants who note that a key purpose of the program was eradicating stereotypes. (Aqeel Ahmed/AP)Pakistan continues to detain one person in the wake of the May U.S. raid against Osama bin Laden: Shakil Afridi. The Pakistani doctor and regional health official was, according to an intriguing report from McClatchy's Saeed Shah, enlisted by the CIA to conduct a vaccination program in a failed attempt to collect a sample of bin Laden's DNA.
Here's a snippet from McClatchy's report, dateline Abbottabad:
According to local residents, the doctor visited Abbottabad in March and April, saying he'd procured funds to give free vaccinations for hepatitis B.
Bypassing the management of the Abbottabad health services, he generously paid low-ranking local government nurses who provide door-to-door health services for women and children to visit the bin Laden compound. [...]
In April, he returned, and instead of giving those same recipients the required second dose, he moved the nurses to Bilal Town, the upscale suburb where bin Laden lived. [...]
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