Osama bin Laden, leader of Al-Qaeda was in poor health and was seeking medical attention, the London-based Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat said.
"Osama bin Laden is trying to obtain medical attention," the paper quoted the United States military's Colonel Don McGraw in Kabul, Afghanistan, as saying.
"He (McGraw) refused to say what the al-Qaeda leader is suffering from," it said, reports Independent.
According to the Telegraph, a US military spokeswoman in Kabul denied that one of its officers had told reporters Osama was seeking medical attention.
“Colonel McGraw did not say Osama bin Laden was trying to get medical attention,” said the spokeswoman Lieutenant Cindy Moore. “We’re working with the editor to correct the record,” she said of the al Hayat report.
The Saudi-born militant is believed to have taken refuge somewhere on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan after escaping from US troops and their Afghan allies who toppled the Taliban government that had hosted him in 2001.