Reader Tom Hudson, and now several others, have submitted the news that Osama Bin Laden is reportedly dead
, and that his body is in the hands of the US military. A statement from President Obama
is expected shortly. Watch this space for more details. Update: 05/02 04:01 GMT
: More coverage at ABC News
, at CNN
, and at Al Jazeera
. The reports say that Bin Laden was actually killed about a week ago by a bomb in Pakistan, and the time taken to confirm his identity via DNA testing helped delay the news. In downtown Austin, Texas, in the time since the story broke I've heard what sound like numerous celebratory gunshots.