Pakistan was kept in dark till the operation to kill Osama bin Laden was successfully accomplished inside the country close to the capital Islamabad, the US officials said.
After the four helicopters carrying US special forces swooped down and killed the world’s most wanted man as he was holed up in a two-storey house, just 100 yards from the Pakistani Military Academy, US President Barack Obama called his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari to inform him of the mission accomplished.
“We are very concerned that he (bin Laden) was inside Pakistan, but this is something that we’re going to continue to work with the Pakistani government on,” a senior administration official said.
The Obama Administration shared intelligence on the bin Laden operation with no other country, including Pakistan, sources said. “That was for one reason and one reason alone: We believed it was essential to the security of the operation and our personnel… that only a very small group of people inside our own government knew of the operation,” an official said.
Shortly after the raid, US officials contacted senior Pakistani leaders to brief them on the intent and the results of the raid.
But even now, the US officials have not made it clear from where the helicopters and special forces undertook the operation….