US drone attack may have killed bin Laden’s son


Osama bin Laden’s son Saad may have been killed by a U.S. drone attack in Pakistan earlier this year, the National Public Radio reported on its website.

Saad, believed to be in his late 20s, lived in Iran for several years and had gone to Pakistan. The broadcaster quoted a senior U.S. counter-terrorism official as saying American spy agencies were “80 to 85 percent” certain that the al Qaeda boss’s son was dead.

According to details, Saad was not important enough to be targeted himself but was “in the wrong place at the wrong time”. It’s not immediately known whether he was with his father during the attack.

Meanwhile, a Pakistani intelligence officer has dismissed the report, saying it was “rubbish.”

“There is no proof of Saad bin Laden’s death,” CBS News quoted the official as saying. “Let’s not forget, such claims have been made before.”

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