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Osama bin Laden 'hunter' held in Pakistan

An American detained in Pakistan while armed with a pistol and a 40-inch sword told police he was on a solo mission to kill Osama bin Laden.

Gary Brooks Faulkner, a 52-year-old Californian construction worker, said he wanted to go to a nearby Afghan province because he had "heard Bin Laden was living there".

"We initially laughed when he told us that he wanted to kill Osama bin Laden," said officer Mumtaz Ahmad Khan.

But he said that when officers found the pistol, the sword, a dagger and night-vision equipment, "our suspicion grew".

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