Pakistan court rejects appeal of doctor who helped find Osama

A Pakistani court called Wednesday for the government to review an ordered retrial of a doctor who helped the US search for Osama bin Laden over a separate case.

The tribunal's ruling called the retrial order for Dr Shakil Afridi too ambiguous. Afridi was convicted of "conspiring against the state'' in May 2012 and sentenced to 33 years in prison.

The doctor's conviction was related to allegations that he gave money and provided medical treatment to Islamic militants, not for helping the CIA track down bin Laden. His family and the militants denied the allegations.

Afridi ran a fake vaccination campaign to collect DNA samples, which helped the CIA track down bin Laden in a compound near Pakistani army's officers training academy in Abbottabad.

The ordered retrial had overturned Afridi's 33-year sentence. He also faces a murder charge stemming from a complaint over a teenage boy who died after the doctor performed surgery on him.

5 soldiers killed, 34 injured in suicide blast

Islamabad: At least five soldiers were killed and 34 others injured on Wednesday when a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a military checkpoint in Pakistan's restive northwest, sources said.

Woman suicide bomber killed, another injured

Karachi: Security guards at an imambargah on Wednesday foiled an attempt by two burqa-clad woman suicide bombers by killing 1 and injuring another. pti

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