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People gather outside Osama bin Laden’s compound where he was living, May 3, 2011 in Abottabad, Pakistan. Getty Images

A senior official in Pakistan’s civilian government told ABC News, “Elements of Pakistan intelligence — probably rogue or retired — were involved in aiding, abetting and sheltering the leader of al Qaeda,” the strongest public statement yet from the Pakistani government after the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound.