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Americans and locals react to Bin Laden's death

By WKTV News

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans, has been killed in an operation led by the United States.

The president says a small team of Americans carried out the
attack in Pakistan and took custody of bin Laden's remains. He made
the announcement Sunday in a dramatic late-night statement at the
White House.

A local father of a marine killed in Iraq is speaking out as Americans across the country react.

Michael Tirado, father of Sergeant Michael Uvanni, says, "I cannot explain how happy I am that they finally got this animal that killed so many Americans. I am sorry my son had to die for him. Finally, today, I'm able to say, 'Son, we got him.'"

Uvanni was killed by a sniper in 2004.

Meanwhile, a jubilant crowd gathered outside the White House as word spread of bin Laden's death.

"Justice has been done," the president said.

The global manhunt for Bin Laden has lasted nearly a decade.

A U.S. official says bin Laden's body will be handled in
accordance with Islamic tradition.

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