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CIA boss in Pakistan security talks

CIA Director Leon Panetta is in Pakistan for talks on how to repair ties between the two countries that were badly damaged by the American raid on Osama bin Laden, a Pakistani and an American official have said.

The visit by Mr Panetta is likely to be his last before he becomes the next US defence secretary.

It is his first to Pakistan since a unilateral American raid on May 2 killed bin Laden in a Pakistani army town.

The raid triggered anger in Pakistan because the US gave its leaders no warning, and security ties between the two countries hit new lows.

The officials said Mr Panetta had dinner with army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and the head of the country's main spy agency, Lieutenant General Ahmed Shuja Pasha.


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