Pakistan PM Imran Khan calls Osama bin Laden a 'martyr'

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Pakistan government spokesperson Firdous Ashiq Awan consults with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
Pakistan government spokesperson Firdous Ashiq Awan consults with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has called the 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden a ‘shaheed’ (martyr) while speaking in the country’s Parliament.

Imran can be heard as saying, "We were very embarrassed when Americans came and killed Osama bin Laden at Abottabad and martyred him."

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The Al Qaeda spearhead Osama was the brain behind the 9/11 terror attacks on the United States in 2001.

Osama was killed in Abottabad in a military operation by the US Navy Seals in 2011. He had been accused of engineering a number of terror attacks worldwide. Almost 3,000 people lost their lives in the 9/11 terror attack when five passenger planes were used as missiles to attack American cities.

Meanwhile, a US government report on Wednesday blamed Pakistan for continuing to serve as a safe haven for terrorist groups and allowing outfits including the Lashkar-e-Tayyiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed to operate from its territory.

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