Pakistani officials are claiming that Osama bin Laden's 12-year-old daughter told them U.S. forces captured her father alive and then shot him, according to Alarabia.net
. The shooting occurred within the first few minutes of the Navy SEALs' raid on bin Laden's opulent hiding place in Abbottabad, the Pakistanis claim, according to an Al Arabiya report.
The Pakistani security officials also claim that they recoverd four bullet-riddled bodies from the compound and arrested two women and six children, ages 2 to 12, after the U.S. forces flew toward Afghanistan.
Some reports indicate that 16 people, mostly Arab nationals and including women and children, were arrested at the compound.
A Pakistani security source told Al Arabiya that bin Laden family members were taken to Rawalpindi, near Islamabad.
“They are now under treatment in the military hospital of Rawalpindi, where they have been transported in an helicopter,” he said.
Sources speculated that the U.S. forces could not arrest the family members because there weren’t enough spots for them in the single helicopter remaining after they lost another chopper in the operation.
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