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DNA tests confirm bin Laden death: US official

DNA tests have confirmed that Osama bin Laden is dead, a senior US official said today, a day after a daring raid by US special forces on the al Qaeda leader's compound in Pakistan.

world Updated: May 02, 2011 22:54 IST

DNA tests have confirmed that Osama bin Laden is dead, a senior US official said on Monday, a day after a daring raid by US special forces on the al Qaeda leader's compound in Pakistan.

The official confirmed on condition of anonymity that a DNA match had been established with bin Laden's body before it was buried at sea after the raid.