*After Osama bin Laden was killed in a raid by U.S. forces in Pakistan, senior administration officials said the body was handled according to Islamic practice and tradition. That means he would be buried within 24 hours, according to the official.

Also, finding a country willing to accept the remains of the world’s most wanted terrorist would have been difficult, the official said. So the U.S. decided to bury him at sea.

The official, reports the Wall Street Journal, who spoke Monday on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive national security matters, didn’t say where the burial occurred.

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