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OSAMA BIN LADEN KILLED - Given burial at sea

By The Assam Tribune

Washington, May 2 (PTI): Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was buried at sea, apparently over fears that his land burial may become a site to attract his extremist followers.

The body of world's most wanted terrorist, who was killed today by US special forces in Pakistan, was handled in Islamic tradition and given a burial at sea, US officials said.

"We are ensuring that it is handled in accordance with Islamic practice and tradition. This is something that we take very seriously. And so therefore this is being handled in an appropriate manner," a senior administration official said.

No details about the last rites of bin Laden was available, except for officials saying that US decided to bury him at sea. This was apparently because it would have been difficult to find a country that would have accepted his body.

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OSAMA BIN LADEN KILLED - Given burial at sea

Washington, May 2 (PTI): Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was buried at sea, apparently over fears that his land burial may become a site to attract his extremist followers.

The body of world's most wanted terrorist, who was killed today by US special forces in Pakistan, was handled in Islamic tradition and given a burial at sea, US officials said.

"We are ensuring that it is handled in accordance with Islamic practice and tradition. This is something that we take very seriously. And so therefore this is being handled in an appropriate manner," a senior administration official said.

No details about the last rites of bin Laden was available, except for officials saying that US decided to bury him at sea. This was apparently because it would have been difficult to find a country that would have accepted his body.