Washington, Jul 22: According to media reports, third son of al Qaeda chief, Osama bin Laden has been killed in US drone attacks 'sometime this year'.
Quoting unnamed officials, US radio station, National Public Radio (NPR) said that Saad bin Laden is believed to have been killed by Hellfire missiles fired from a US Predator drone.
20-year-old Saad bin Laden who was not a major al Qaeda player, happened to be 'in the wrong place at the wrong time', said US counterterrorism official.
The official said that it was tough to confirm the death of Saad bin Laden as there was no body to conduct DNA tests on. He, however said that US spy agencies were 80 to 85 per cent sure that it was Osama's son, said NPR.