Bin Laden’s family in military hospitals: Witnesses

Family members were brought to the hospital after they were injured during the operation at Bin Laden's residence.

Qaiser Butt May 05, 2011


Some women and children, said to be the family members of al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, are admitted at the Combined Military Hospitals in Rawalpindi and Abbottabad, reliable sources told The Express Tribune.

They were brought to the hospitals by security officials after they were injured during the operation at Bin Laden’s residence in Abbottabad, the source said requesting anonymity.

“They are being treated in the isolation ward under extraordinary security arrangements,”  the source said, adding that no visitor is allowed to meet them except for a few security officials, who visited them twice yesterday.

Further details could not be ascertained as doctors treating the women and children are not permitted to interact with an outsider.

A security official told The Express Tribune that US forces had left the injured people after completing the midnight operation. One of the women was found in critical condition when Pakistani security personnel entered the compound.

She was shot by an automatic weapon, the official said, adding that she was initially taken to CMH Abbottabad, but shifted to CMH Rawalpindi on the advice of some physicians.

Doctors and nurses treating the patients have strictly been forbidden to speak to these people, who have been declared by the hospital administration as VVIP patients.

The security official did not say whether he also found a body from the compound. However, he said that further details about the injured or dead were highly confidential.

Few bodies were also brought to the CMH Abbottabad, but it cannot be told whether they were recovered from the same residence, the official said.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 5th, 2011.


robbinh | 10 years ago | Reply @Julia Afaghi Simmons: Wow, until you have absolute proof huh? What may I ask would that be? A picture? Those can be doctored remember? Would you need his body in your living room? Seriously. Witnesses were present, his wife was shot during the raid. Al Qaeda made a statement Bin Laden was killed in 5/1/11 raid. And why you think US doesn't have the right to kill an Al Qaeda member (the leader!) when we are at WAR with Al Qaeda, yes war, is beyond me. Obama promised to capture OR KILL Bin Laden before he was elected president..and there was zero grumbling about that! Some people are just terrorist sympathizers. Don't forget this was not revenge, we (the US) are at war with Al Qaeda. It is an ongoing war and Al Qaeda members will continue to be killed by US army. The unfortunate think about war...the goal is to disable or eliminate the enemy. And good going Navy Seals, the world needed to be rid of a man whose goal was killing innocent people, because he hated Americans, like Hitler hated Jews.
Naveed Javed | 10 years ago | Reply Now Pak Army must protect them!
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