Osama bin Laden, US’s most wanted terrorist, was finally killed by the American military operation, according to reports.
Most of US mainstream TV/cable networks disrupted the normal programs to announce bin Laden’s demise Sunday night.
An unnamed senior US official told CNN that bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in a mansion outside the Pakistani capital of Islamabad along with other family members.
President Barack Obama is to make a press conference to officially announce the death of Osama bin Laden within minutes. Check here to watch Obama’s live press on CNN.
Update 1: President Obama is giving his speech on death of bin Laden.
Update 2: Video of President Barack Obama’s full statement now came live on Youtube:
Per President Obama, Osama bin Laden was killed by the American force in a compound he stayed in Abbottabad, Pakistan earlier today May 1, 2011.
“Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound, in Abbottabad, Pakistan. A small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability. No Americans were harmed. They took care to avoid civilian casualties. After a firefight, they killed Osama Bin Laden and took custody of his body.”
Update 3: White House posted the full-text scripts of President Obama’s speech online.