Sunday, May 1, 2011

Osama Bin Laden Found Dead : US Media

Washington : The world's most dreaded terror mastermind Osama bin Laden is dead, American media reported.

The US is in possession of Bin Laden's body, reports the BBC.

Details  about Osama bin Laden's death are yet to come out.

Rumours of Osama's death were reported on Twitter before the official statement.

Shortly before 12:30am Keith Urbahn, Chief of Staff, Office of Donald Rumsfeld tweeted: "So I'm told by a reputable person they have killed Osama Bin Laden. Hot damn."

Minutes later a CBS news reporter tweeted: "House Intelligence committee aide confirms that Osama Bin Laden is dead. U.S. has the body."

Sources said bin Laden was killed by a U.S. bomb a week ago. The U.S. had been waiting for the results of a DNA test to confirm his identity, reports Fox News.

The Afghan government has confirmed that Osama bin Laden is dead and his body was in the possession of the US authorities.

Another report said, bin Laden along with some of his family members were killed in a mansion outside Islamabad.

The announcement comes nearly a decade after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks which started a tireless hunt for the terrorist mastermind and Al Qaedaleader.


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