Pakistan admits 'shortcomings' in search for bin Laden

Pakistan officials admitted today to "shortcomings" in their search for the world's most wanted terrorist, following the U.S. Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin

WOODBURY - Pakistan officials admitted today to "shortcomings" in their search for the world's most wanted terrorist, following the U.S. Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden in a suburban Pakistan town this week.

The country has been heavily criticized for overlooking bin Laden's large compound that was situated in a military garrison town.

Pakistan leaders also announced that U.S. troops stationed there will be reduced to minimal levels after expressing anger over the "unauthorized" midnight raid on their soil.

Followers of bin Laden in Pakistan and Indonesia demonstrated today against his killing. An American flag was burned at prayer services in Multan and a group called the Islamic Defenders Front have labeled the al-Qaida leader a martyr and Obama a terrorist.

Meanwhile, details continue to trickle out about bin Laden's compound and the raid that killed him there. U.S. officials say the terrorist had been prepared to make a quick getaway, with about $745 sewn into his clothing. They say he had dyed his graying beard a darker color and was carrying two phone numbers.

Officials say that during the raid, a trove of documents and computer equipment were confiscated. Intelligence experts say they're now pouring over 10 hard drives, five computers and more than 100 storage devices, including discs and thumb drives.

Officials reveal details of bin Laden operation

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