Doctor Who Helped US Track Down Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan Charged With Murder

American officials have called him a hero


The doctor who helped the United States track down al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has been charged with murder, in the latest development in a case that has strained ties between the two countries.

Shakil Afridi, hailed as a hero by US officials, was arrested after U.S. soldiers killed bin Laden in May 2011 in a secret raid that outraged Pakistan and plunged relations between the strategic partners to a new low.