May 3, 2011
Osama Bin Laden Is Dead
The town also is home to a Pakistani military academy. Two American helicopters took part in the operation, the official said. One Pakistani helicopter involved in the raid crashed after it was hit by firing from militants.
President Barack Obama made the announcement late Sunday at the White House.
U.S. President Barack Obama announces U.S. forces in Pakistan killed al Qaeda head Osama bin Laden in a firefight in the city of Abbottabad. Obama said bin Laden's death was justice for the Sept 11, 2001 terror attack.
The development capped a manhunt of more than a decade for the architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that left nearly 3,000 people dead and dramatically altered U.S. foreign policy and the nation's sense of security.