Police officers escort a vehicle carrying the family of Osama bin Laden, in Islamabad, Pakistan on Thursday, April 26, 2012. A minivan carrying the three widows and children of Bin Laden has left the house where they have been staying in Islamabad and is en route to the airport, from where they will be deported to Saudi Arabia, officials and witness said. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's government says Osama bin Laden's three widows and his children have been deported to Saudi Arabia.
A statement said the family left early Friday to the "country of their choice, Saudi Arabia."
The family was detained by Pakistani authorities immediately after the pre-dawn American raid on May 2, 2011, that killed the al-Qaida leader.
The U.S. commandos took bin Laden's body, which they later buried at sea, but left his family behind.