Washington, Apr 29(ANI): A former bodyguard of Osama bin Laden has reportedly revealed that the Al-Qaeda leader sought and wanted to use nuclear weapons.
"Osama used to dream of possessing nuclear weapons, and I am sure that if he were to get his hands on a nuclear weapon, he would not have hesitated to use it," The New York Post quoted Nasser al-Bahri, as having told the London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi.
He also said that he was "proud to have worked as a guard for a great personality."
Bahari further revealed that he was instructed to kill bin Laden if that was the only way to avoid his capture.If we were not able to protect Sheikh Osama bin Laden as his personal guards, we were supposed ... to eliminate him ... It was better he be taken dead rather than alive," he said.
Bahri is reported to have served bin Laden in Afghanistan for six years prior to returning to Yemen in 2000
Earlier, the United States had identified Al-Qaeda's interest in nuclear weapons, and said the risk of nuclear terrorism was serious.
"Al Qaeda has been engaged in the effort to acquire a nuclear weapon for over 15 years, and its interest remains strong today," said John Brennan, U.S. President Barack Obama's top anti-terrorism and Homeland Security adviser. (ANI)