Al Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden is dead, following an extensive, undercover U.S. investigation. President Barack Obama addressed the nation late Sunday, May 1, 2011, and declared "Justice has been done." Details of Osama Bin Laden's death have not been fully released. Reports indicate Bin Laden resisted capture, was shot in the head, and killed in an undisclosed, custom built, Pakistani compound located near a Pakistani military academy. Three women and three adult males, including Hamza, one of Bin Laden's sons and senior al-Qaida member, were also killed. No other civilian or U.S. military personnel were injured in the 40 minute long military operation led by the Navy SEAL Team Six involving two dozen troops. U.S. officials also report that Bin Laden's remains were buried at sea, in accordance with Islamic tradition due to the absence of a country willing to accept his remains.
President Barack Obama issued a statement following the Bin Laden's death late Sunday affirming that "Justice has been done" as Bin Laden is linked as the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center in 2001. The news of Bin Laden's death caused the world to rejoice though the growing concern regarding the risk of terrorist retaliation looms. Al-Quaida has promised a "nuclear hellstorm" in retaliation in response to Bin Laden's capture. Security across the United States and the world has been tightened following the news of Bin Laden's death. The U.S. State Department issued a worldwide warning for Americans everywhere stating an "enhanced potential for anti-American violence." The statement also read: "Given the uncertainty and volatility of the current situation, U.S. citizens in areas where events could cause anti-American violence are strongly urged to limit their travel outside of their homes and hotels and avoid mass gatherings and demonstrations."