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President: Osama Bin Laden was killed by American forces

WASHINGTON (RNN) - President Obama confirmed in a speech to the nation on Sunday night that Osama Bin Laden, mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attack and Al-Qaeda leader has been killed.

According to the report, Bin Laden was killed in a firefight by U.S. forces in Pakistan.

"Well, this is a terrific day for America, and quite frankly the whole world that cares about winning the war on terror," said Andy Card, chief of staff of former President George W. Bush, to ABC.

Bin Laden is widely regarded as the No. 1 enemy of the U.S. The news of his death comes nearly ten years after the start after the start of the Afghanistan War.

Bin Laden is also wanted by the FBI in connection with a trio of bombings on U.S. Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya. The attacks, which killed more than 200, occurred on Aug. 7, 1998.

The FBI advertised a $25 million reward for information leading to Bin Laden's capture.


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