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Pakistan Steps Up Hunt for Bin Laden

Breaking a long-standing taboo, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf sends troops into the tribal region of western Pakistan in an intensified search for Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda supporters. Pakistan denies that the efforts are tied to a deal to win U.S. consent for Pakistan's pardon of a scientist who spread nuclear secrets. Hear NPR's Philip Reeves.

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Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.
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