April 27, 2012 in Nation/World

Pakistan deports bin Laden’s family

 
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A minivan carries the family of Osama bin Laden, in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Thursday. They were to be deported to Saudi Arabia, officials said.
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 ISLAMABAD – Pakistani authorities deported Osama bin Laden’s three widows and his children to Saudi Arabia early today, less than a week before the first anniversary of the unilateral American raid that killed the al-Qaida leader in his hideout in a military town.

 Soon after midnight Thursday, a van took the women and children from the house in the center of the capital, Islamabad, en route to the airport.

 A statement from the Interior Ministry said 14 members of the bin Laden family had been deported to the “country of their choice, Saudi Arabia.” Few details have been released about the family, but officials have said bin Laden had three wives, at least eight children and some grandchildren living with him in the house when it was raided by the Americans.

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