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Courier who lead US to bin Laden’s compound identified as Pakistani from Swat Valley

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The courier who led U.S. intelligence to Osama bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan hailed from the Swat Valley, a one-time stronghold of militant Taliban fighters, Pakistani officials said on Wednesday.

The officials identified the courier as Ibrahim Saeed Ahmed. He and his brother Abrar were shot dead in the daring U.S. Navy SEAL raid May 2 that also killed bin Laden and two other people.

The brothers apparently linked up with bin Laden after they returned to Swat Valley from Kuwait, where their parents had immigrated.

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