Laden is dead and his body has been recovered by US authorities, US officials said. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE
WASHINGTON:is dead and his body has been recovered by US authorities, US officials said on Sunday night. US President Barack Obama was to make the announcement shortly that after searching in vain for bin Laden since he disappeared in Afghanistan in late 2001, the Saudi-born extremist is dead.
CNN reports that US diplomatic facilities are on high alert.
HumaImtiaz Debating whether to go to White House or bar.
jehan_ara More & more I realize that it is not just Pakistani media that over-analyze, exaggerate, sensationalize and assume. Irresponsible behaviour.
abidhussayn “I am in Peru right now, I dont care.” – a friend answers when i asked if she is aware that Osama died.
Al Jazeera correspondent
Former American presidents Bill Clinton andW welcome news of bin Laden’s death.
sharmeenochinoy So did we help or did we just get a phone call saying dude he’s dead ao u better act like were in on it? #OsamaBinLaden #Pakistan
GhostOsama Did I mention that I have 72 virgins?
majorlyprofound The world must be thankful that Osama Bin Laden was in Pakistan. Would you rather have Osama Bin Laden living in your country hain?
NaheedMustafa Everyone’s becoming an expert on Abbotabad. It’s just a regular ol’ place people. Lots of military, lots of regular folk. Rich and poor.
discomaulvi “The United States is not, and never will be, at war with #Islam” – President Obama « Actions speak louder than words #BinLaden
Al Jazeera correspondent says operation took place near Abbottabad and that helicopters circled the compound where bin Laden was reportedly hiding.
A senior Pakistani intelligence official confirmed on Monday that Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks, had been killed. “Yes, I can confirm that,” he said, but declined to give further details, according to Reuters.
Obama says US cooperation with Pakistan helped track bin Laden down and that he has called president Zardari.
Both presidents agree that this is a good and historic day in both their histories.
mirza9 The Indian press will have nothing to talk about if, as is most likely, the Pakistanis were instrumental in catching/killing Osama bin Laden
Nadir_Hassan Obama mentions Pakistan cooperation. That’s good
NickKristof Obama says troops engaged in firefight today on Osama compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, recovered his body.
cyalm Oh hell, they were tracking him in Pak since last Aug
sohaibgulbadan Wow, what a coincidence that OBL’s death came two months before the start of the July 2011 Afghanistan withdrawal deadline.
Obama says he received tip off that bin Laden was hiding
in a compound deep inside Pakistan.
Obama addresses the world, confirms the death of bin Laden due to an operation conducted by the US.
CNN reports that bin Laden was killed by the US in a mansion outside Islamabad.
Cheering crowds have gathered outside the White House celebrating the news.
Pak Army Helicopter crashes in Abbotabad
Helicopter crashes in Abbotabad area
An army chopper has crashed PMA Road in the Sikandarabad area of Abbotabad. No casualties have been reported as of yet and security forces have cordoned the crash site.
The chopper was on its routine flight when it crashed one kilometer away from PMA, Kakul in an empty plot.
A fire broke out in chopper after the crash and firefighters were busy trying to extinguish blaze.
Security forces had cordoned off the area, with media personnel and civilians barred from entering the area.
Witnesses disclosed that there were two helicopters, one of which crashed to the ground. The cause of the crash is as yet unknown.
ISPR has issued no statement so far about the incident.
Obama confirms Osama killed in Islamabad Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani security official on Monday told AFP that he could confirm Osama bin Laden had been killed in a “highly sensitive intelligence operation”, but provided no immediate further details.
“Yes I can confirm that he was killed in a highly sensitive intelligence operation,” the official told AFP on condition of anonymity.
The official said he was unable to immediately confirm where, how or when bin Laden was killed.
Asked whether Pakistani intelligence participated in the operation he said only: “It was a highly sensitive intelligence operation.”
US television network quoted sources as saying that bin Laden was killed in an operation based on actionable US intelligence targeting a mansion outside Islamabad.