Security heightened around U.S. Embassy in Moscow after Obama announces death of bin Laden

MOSCOW, May 2 (RIA Novosti) – Moscow police on Monday boosted security around the U.S. Embassy after President Barack Obama officially announced that American military forces had killed “terrorist Number 1” Osama bin Laden.

The U.S. State Department earlier warned U.S. citizens about possible heightened threats towards Americans living throughout the world in connection with the death of bin Laden.

“Additional police forces around the Embassy of the United States of America in Moscow have been brought in to ensure security,” a police source told RIA Novosti.

One of the world’s most odious terrorists, bin Laden, who was on the FBI’s most wanted list, had been behind the deadly September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States that killed nearly 3,000 people.

“Tonight I can report to the American people and the world that the United States has conducted an operation that has killed Osama bin Laden,” Obama said in a television address to the nation late on Sunday night in Washington.

“Last August, after years of work by our intelligence community, I was briefed on a possible lead on bin Laden. And last week, I determined we had enough intelligence to take action. Today, at my direction, the U.S. launched a targeted operation on the Pakistan compound [where bin Laden was residing],” he said.

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