`Osama was in underpants when shot dead`

James Inhofe spoke after seeing pics of a dead Osama and where he was shot.

Updated: May 13, 2011, 16:49 PM IST

London: Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was shot dead wearing just his underpants, a US senator has revealed.

Speaking after seeing photographs of a dead Osama and where he was shot, Senator James Inhofe said: "Two of them showed that he had what you would call underwear on, that was about it.”

The Sun further quoted him, as saying: "The pictures are gruesome, of course, because they were taken right after the incident.”

Inhofe further said: "The bullet either went in the ear and out the eyeball or in the eyeball and out the ear. People out there say, `I want to see the pictures’. But I`ve already seen them, That was him. He`s gone. He`s history."

It is believed the Republican member of the US Senate Armed Services Committee is the first senator allowed to view the pictures.