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US forces have killed Osama bin Laden: Obama

Last updated on: May 02, 2011 09:43 IST

In a major development, media reports in United States reported that Osama bin Laden, Al Qaeda founder and world's most wanted terrorist, was killed outside a mansion in Abbottabad, 150 kms north of Islamabad, in Pakistan in a `targeted US intelligence operation'.
 
US authorities are in possession of Laden's body, reports added. President Barack Obama made a statement on the matter.
 
Laden has been accused as the mastermind of the massive 9/11 terror attacks on New York, which killed 3,000 people, which further sparked American military operations in Afghanistan.
 
However, Osama evaded the forces of US and its allies for a decade, despite a $25 million bounty on his head.
 
His death will be seen as a major blow to Al Qaeda but also raises fears of reprisal attacks, BBC reports.
 
Image: Osama bin Laden