ISLAMABAD: The 12-year-old daughter of Osama Bin Laden, now in custody with a Yemeni wife of the Al-Qaeda leader, saw her father shot dead, a Pakistani intelligence official said on Wednesday.
The child “was the one who confirmed to us that Osama was dead and shot and taken away,” said the official from the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency.
Al Arabiya television went further, suggesting that Bin Laden was first taken prisoner and then shot.
“A source in the Pakistani security quoted the daughter of Bin Laden as saying that the leader of Al-Qaeda was not killed inside his house, but had been arrested and was killed later,” Al Arabiya said.
Amid raging controversy over the Al-Qaeda leader’s swift burial at sea, in what many say was a violation of Islamic custom, White House spokesman Jay Carney said President Barack Obama had decided not to release photos of Bin Laden’s bod