The CIA said it did not tell Pakistan about the raid in advance over fears they would jeopardise the mission.
Pakistan denies any prior knowledge of the raid - its intelligence agency says it is embarrassed by its failures.
US officials say they have not yet decided when to release the "gruesome" photos of Bin Laden's body.
But CIA director Leon Panetta told NBC News there was "no question" the image would be released at some point.
Bin Laden, aged 54, was the founder and leader of al-Qaeda. He is believed to have ordered the attacks on New York and Washington on 11 September 2001, as well as a number of other deadly bombings.
White House spokesman Jay Carney said Bin Laden's wife "rushed" the first US assaulter who entered the room where they were, and was shot in the leg but not killed.
On Monday, White House officials said the woman was killed in the firefight after Bin Laden used her as a human shield.
They later said one woman had died in the raid but had been "caught in the crossfire". Two couriers were also killed.
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Owen Bennett Jones
BBC News, Islamabad
Clearly there were people helping Bin Laden in this location... were they state employees, were they simply from Taliban-related groups, were they from the intelligence agencies?
For all Americans may ask the questions, I doubt they will get any answers. There will be ambiguity about this and the Pakistanis will deny they had any knowledge whatsoever.
The establishment here is made up of army leadership, intelligence agency leadership and some senior civil servants, and they have always run Pakistan, whether democratic governments or military governments, and those people do have connections with jihadis.
The difficulty the West has is in appreciating there are more than 20... [continues]
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