Osama bin Laden was holed up in a two-storey house in Pakistan when he was killed in a raid
Osama bin Laden was holed up in a two-storey house 100 metres from a Pakistani military academy when he was killed in a US raid.
Flames rose on Monday from the building that was the apparent target of the raid as it was confirmed that the world's most wanted fugitive died not in a cave, but in a town best known as a garrison for the Pakistani military.
A US official said one of bin Laden's sons was also killed in the raid, along with three others, but the official did not name the son or the others killed.
CNN reported that the al-Qaeda leader was shot the head, citing a US congressional source, while Agence France-Presse reported that Pakistani TV channels had broadcast an image said to be of 'bin Laden's face'.
Pakistani officials and a witness said bin Laden's guards opened fire from the roof of the building, and one of the choppers crashed.
The sound of at least two explosions rocked the small northwestern town of Abbottabad where the al-Qaeda chief made his last stand.
The US said no Americans were harmed in the raid.
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