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U.S. Army and CIA forces killed Osama bin Laden in Obbattabad/Pakistan, he lived in a big compound near a military base..

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“Osama Bin Laden is dead”, “the responsible of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil is dead”, announced U.S. President Barack Obama late Sunday night in a short statement, almost 10 years after the attacks that killed more than 3,000 people in New York and Washington DC.

Osama bin Laden — the founder and longtime leader of the terrorist organization al Qaeda — was killed by U.S. Navy Seals and CIA forces in Obbattabad, a pakistani town near Islamabad.

Bin Laden lived there in a mansion surrounded by high walls, a senior U.S. official told CNN.

Other members of the bin Laden family were also killed during the attack.

In accordance with pakistani authorities, U.S. officials have taken custody of Bin Laden’s body, Obama said.  No Americans were harmed in the operation, he added. The body of Osama bin laden was lately buried in the sea.

Obama said the U.S. government believed it had located bin Laden in a compound in Pakistan sometime ago. A team of U.S. forces engaged in a firefight at the compound, killing bin Laden and taking custody of his body.

Officials have long believed bin Laden, the most wanted man in the world, was hiding a mountainous region along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. He was killed in a mansion outside Islamabad in an operation based on actionable US intelligence, CNN reported.

U.S. embassies and diplomatic facilities around the whole world were placed on top alert following Obama´s announcement of bin Laden’s death.

The U.S. State Department send out a new “worldwide caution” for traveller Americans. Some fear al Qaeda supporters, after they realize what happened, may try to retaliate against U.S. citizens or U.S. institutions.

in USA, thousands of  people gathered in New York (Ground Zero) and other cities. Hundreds arrived at the White House late Sunday night and chanted, “USA! USA!” They also chanted, “Hey, hey, goodbye!” in reference to the demise of bin Laden. Many spontaneously sang the national anthem.