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6 children, two wives of Bin Laden arrested in Pakistan

2011-05-02 12:52:45 GMT2011-05-02 20:52:45(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's hideout in Abbottabad. (AFP/Farooq Naeem)

ISLAMABAD, May 2 (Xinhua) -- Local Urdu TV channel Duniya quoted sources as saying that six children, two wives of Osama Bin Laden were arrested along with his four close friends in a search operation launched early Monday morning by the Pakistani forces in a mountainous area located some 60 kilometers north of Pakistan's capital Islamabad.

The report said that one of Bin Laden's sons was killed in the operation.

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