Bin Laden 'alive and well and living in Pakistan'

Osama bin Laden is alive, in good health and living in the border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan, says a Pakistani intelligence official.

Osama bin Laden is alive, in good health and living in the border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan, says a Pakistani intelligence official.

The information came from Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, al-Qaida's number three leader, who was captured last weekend near Islamabad, the official said.

Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the September 11 attacks, said he had met bin Laden recently, the official added.

Mohammed told his interrogators he did not know bin Laden's exact whereabouts, according to the official, who said he had taken part in the interrogation.

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