Osama’s death in line with U.S. policy: Pak envoy

May 2nd, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Shahid Malik on Monday said the operation against Osama bin Laden was in accordance with a U.S. policy that the Al-Qaeda leader would be ‘eliminated in direct action’, if found.

“In an intelligence-driven operation, Osama bin Laden was killed in the surroundings of Abbottabad early this morning. The operation was conducted by U.S. forces in accordance with a declared U.S. policy that Osama bin Laden will be eliminated in a direct action by the U.S. forces wherever found in the world,” Malik told Asian News International (ANI).

The United States Government earlier today informed that Osama bin Laden had been killed by security forces somewhere ‘deep inside Pakistan’.

Osama, 54, who created and funded the al Qaeda terror network, was accused of being behind a number of atrocities, including the attacks on New York and Washington on 11 September 2001.

He was suspected of playing large roles in the 1998 bombings of two US Embassies in Africa and the attack on the USS Cole in the Yemeni port of Aden in October 2000. (ANI)

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