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Pakistan - bin Laden Update

There are new developments in the worldwide manhunt for Osama bin Laden. Published reports say Pakistani intelligence officials claim Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the September 11 terrorist attacks, told them bin Laden is still alive.

The New York Times quotes Pakistani security officials as saying materials seized during Mohammed’s arrest last Saturday show he met with Osama bin Laden, in Pakistan, sometime in February. Those officials believe the two may have met in Rawalpindi, the city where Mohammed was captured.

They also believe bin Laden has moved to another hideout, after Mohammed’s arrest. Pakistan’s Interior Minister insists the leader of al-Qaida is no longer in the country, and says Mohammed has provided NO clues about bin Laden’s location.

U.S. intelligence officials believe bin Laden is hiding in the rugged Balochistan province of Pakistan, which is the ancestral homeland of Khalid Sheik Mohammed.

U.S. and Pakistani authorities believe that if bin Laden is on the run, there is a greater chance he will be caught. FBI and CIA agents are now tracking people across the globe, who they suspect are plotting more terror attacks.