Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Bin Laden’s daughter saw U.S. troops kill him, official says

By Saeed Shah,  McClatchy Newspapers, May  3, 2011



Obama and National Security team watching the killing of unarmed  Osama

(Photo:  BOINGBOING)

ABBOTABAD, Pakistan — Osama bin Laden’s young daughter has told Pakistani officials that she saw her father shot and killed by armed Americans when they raided a house here early Monday, an official with Pakistan’s spy agency said Tuesday.
The official, who asked not to be named because of the sensitivity of the subject, said the daughter, whom he described as being 12 or 13 years old, was one of eight or nine children in the house when a team of U.S. Navy SEALs stormed the complex by helicopter.

“We have no independent confirmation of Osama bin Laden being there or dying there except what we got from the daughter,” said the official, a member of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency.

The official said that based on interviews with the daughter and others in the house Pakistani authorities now believe that bin Laden had been living in the Abbottabad compound for “some months.”

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