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Doctor's lawyer drops case

The lawyer for the Pakistani doctor who helped the United States find Osama bin Laden said Sunday he wouldn't represent him any longer after facing threats from militants.

Samiullah Khan Afridi said he made the decision after he received what he described as a "final" warning from militants. Afridi said he represented Shakil Afridi on humanitarian grounds, but said it is now not possible for him to continue. The two Afridis are not related.

"Now they have warned me to either quit the case or be ready to face the dire consequences," Afridi told the Associated Press. "My family and I are under severe threat."

- AP