US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today said she believed that al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was still in Pakistan.
Clinton also said Washington believed that Taliban chief Mullah Omar was also in the country.
I believe (bin Laden) is here in Pakistan and it would be very helpful if we could take them (al-Qaeda leaders), the US Secretary of State said in a television interview in between her heavy schedule.
Though the Pakistani leaders claim that the worlds most wanted terrorist may be dead,top US officials have been maintaining that bin Laden along with his powerful deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri are in Pakistan.
Last month,the CIA chief Leon Pannetta said the al-Qaeda chief was in deep underground in Pakistan,nine years after he disappeared from public sight in 2001 in Afghanistan.