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US will continue to hunt Osama: US official

A day after Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari said his intelligence believes that Osama bin Laden is dead, the US State Department spokesman said it has no information on that and would continue to hunt for the most wanted terrorist of the world.

world Updated: Apr 28, 2009 09:20 IST

A day after Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari said his intelligence believes that Osama bin Laden is dead, the United States on Tuesday said it has no information on that and would continue to hunt for the most wanted terrorist of the world.

The US intelligence agencies believe that Osama bin Laden, leader of Al-Qaeda, is hiding in the safe havens of the rugged mountainous border areas of Pakistan along with Afghanistan.

"We will continue to hunt Osama bin Laden until we can capture him or bring justice to him," the State Department Acting Spokesman, Robert Wood, told reporters at his daily press briefing when asked about the statement made by Zardari in this regard to foreign journalists.

"I have no information that indicates that Osama bin Laden is, you know, frankly, dead or alive," Wood said.

Zardari, during an interview with foreign journalists, on Monday said that his intelligence believed that Al -Qaeda's Osama is dead. He, however, admitted that there was no proof for it.

When asked about reports that the Pakistani army taking action against the militants in the tribal areas of the country, the spokesman reiterated the calls for Islamabad to take 'very decisive' actions against the extremists.