Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The Unluckiest Man in the World

The Blotter: An Afghan tribesman with an uncanny resemblance to Osama bin Laden has now been arrested twice, both times following reported sightings and massive manhunts for the al Qaeda leader, Pakistani intelligence officials tell ABC News.

Over six feet tall and with the same angular nose as bin Laden, Sher Akbar comes from an Afghan village, Bagh e Metal, in an area where U.S. officials believe bin Laden has been hiding.

Bin Laden is believed to be six feet four inches to six feet six inches tall and weigh 160 pounds. He is 50 years old.

The most recent arrest of bin Laden's near-twin came after Afghani officials reported informants saw bin Laden moving across the border into Pakistan, near the town of Chitral.

"We arrested this man as a result of this investigation, but it's not who you might think it is," a senior Pakistani intelligence official told ABC News, providing a photograph to make his point.

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LongHairedWeirdo said...

And isn't it horrible and awful that Clinton didn't kill that awful person when he had single-sourced intelligence about where bin Ladin was?

david said...

I clicked on "Click Here for Full Blotter Coverage", and the top article was Anti-Fraud Official Faces Fraud Probe

JD Rhoades said...

Ah, the ever changing internets....