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Osama planned to kill Obama

Osama bin Laden was plotting to kill US President Barack Obama and Gen David Petraeus, Commander of US forces in Afghanistan, a media report said, citing information obtained from the material seized from Abbottabad-compound of the slain al Qaeda leader.

world Updated: Jul 16, 2011 22:36 IST

Osama bin Laden was plotting to kill US President Barack Obama and Gen David Petraeus, Commander of US forces in Afghanistan, a media report said, citing information obtained from the material seized from Abbottabad-compound of the slain al Qaeda leader.

“Documents recovered from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan show that al Qaeda spoke of attacking Obama and Petraeus,” CNN said quoting sources familiar with the materials recovered from the compound. It said the documents refer to an attack that would destroy the aircraft carrying Obama and Petraeus in the Af-Pak region.

The documents also referred in a more general way to a desire by al Qaeda to attack the president and Petraeus, who will be departing soon as the US commander in Afghanistan, it said.