Bin Laden brother-in-law shot dead
A brother-in-law of Osama bin Laden, who is wanted in the Philippines for alleged terror financing, was shot dead in Madagascar in what appeared to be a burglary, the victim's brother said Wednesday.
Jamal Khalifa, who was married to a sister of the al-Qaeda chief, died when gunmen broke into his house in a Madagascan village on Tuesday, his brother Malek Khalifa said from his home in the Saudi city of Jeddah.
Malek said between 25 and 30 armed men broke into Jamal's house "while he was sleeping," and killed him. "They stole everything - his computer, all of his things," he said.
According to the AP, Malek said his brother was a Saudi citizen. He said his main concern was "to collect my brother's body." He said Jamal was in Madagascar on business, and his wife and family were in Saudi Arabia.