Gates: US Disappointed by Failed Raids in Pakistan

Washington, Jun 14 (AP) US tipped off Pakistan about two militant bomb making facilities in the country's restive tribal region, but by the time the camps were raided, they were found empty.

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said as an act of faith to restore relations with Pakistan, US intelligence in recent weeks shared the location of two such compounds in Pakistan's tribal areas. But by the time authorities reached the facilities, they had been vacated.

The Defense Secretary in an interview to AP said the Obama administration was disappointed by the unexplained failure of a US effort to share intelligence with Pakistan.

The soon-to-retire Pentagon chief said he was not certain how or why the effort went awry. He said "there was clearly disappointment on our part." Others have raised the possibility that Pakistan's intelligence service had tipped off the militants.


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