DERA ISMAIL KHAN: An intelligence official and local tribal chief say several hundred Taliban fighters held funeral prayers for Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan’s tribal region.
They say the mourners hailed the slain Al-Qaeda chief and shouted slogans against America and Pakistan. The service took place Monday in Wana, the main town in South Waziristan. South Waziristan was the Pakistani Taliban’s main sanctuary before the army launched an offensive in 2009. The intelligence official and local tribal chief Ghanam Shah Wazir say the army allowed the service to occur because it was led by Maulvi Nazir, a Taliban commander who is believed to have a peace deal with the government.
— Associated Press