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Pakistan Parliament Condemns US Raid

Resident Adeel, 8, plays with a tennis ball in front of the compound where U.S. Navy SEAL commandos reportedly killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, May 5, 2011

Resolution condemns attack that killed Osama bin Laden, while US groups are demanding release of photos, video of military raid and aftermath

Pakistan's parliament has adopted a resolution condemning the U.S. raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, while U.S. groups are demanding release of photos and video of the military raid and aftermath.

Pakistan's Senate and National Assembly held a joint session Friday during which the lawmakers quizzed the head of the nation's intelligence agency and senior military leaders.

After the closed-door session, the two chambers called for an independent commission to investigate the whole incident.

In the U.S. Friday, Judicial Watch - a conservative legal watchdog - filed a Freedom of Information lawsuit against the Defense Department after the Pentagon said it would not meet the group's 20-day deadline for releasing photographs of the raid on bin Laden's compound.

Meanwhile, the Defense Department told the Associated Press, in a letter, there was no compelling need for the release of the photographs.

U.S. President Barack Obama said last week the death photos of bin Laden would not be released to avoid further inciting anti-American sentiment overseas.

U.S. officials announced Friday that a stash of pornography was discovered in bin Laden's hideout. Officials said it was not clear who the material belonged to, and there was no way to know whether bin Laden had viewed it.