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Osama captured alive, executed: Daughter

Islamabad: In an explosive claim, Osama bin Laden’s 12-year-old daughter has asserted that the al Qaeda chief was captured alive and shot before being taken to a US military helicopter on Monday.

According to new details emerged on Wednesday, the daughter, now in custody with a Yemeni wife of Osama, “was the one who confirmed to us that Osama was dead and shot and taken away”, said an Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) official said.

An Arabic TV station said, “a source in Pakistani security quoted the daughter of Osama bin Laden that the leader of al Qaeda was not killed inside his house, but had been arrested and was killed later”.

Four bodies were retrieved from the daring covert attack, including one of bin Laden’s sons, said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Up to three women and nine children, including the young Yemeni woman who was shot in the leg and a daughter of the Saudi-born mastermind, were in detention, he said.

“There are a lot of questions we want to ask them,” another intelligence official said.

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