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Bin Laden’s former bodyguard dies in Yemen

Nasser al-Bahri, alias Abu Jandal, a former bodyguard of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, drives his taxi in Sanaa August 14, 2008. Al-Bahri says he expects his brother-in-law Salim Hamdan, a former driver of bin Laden to be released from the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by the end of August. A military tribunal sentenced Hamdan to five and a half years in prison on August 7 for supporting terrorism. Picture taken on August 14. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah (YEMEN)

Dhaka: Osama Bin Laden’s former bodyguard Nasser al-Bahri has died after a long illness, medical sources in Yemen confirmed.

According to The Daily Star, Bahri, a Yemeni national, was believed to be in his 40s when he passed away on Saturday in a hospital in the southern city of Mukalla.

Bahri, also known as Abu Jandal, was Bin Laden’s driver in Afghanistan.

He was released from Guantanamo Bay and returned to Yemen in 2008.

He was involved in attacks by Islamist militants in Bosnia, Somalia and Afghanistan during the 1990s, but later renounced al-Qaeda. (ANI)