Archive for May 2nd, 2011

Woman stabbed by relative as she slept

| 02/05/2011 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 62-year-old female is recovering after being stabbed in the neck while she was sleeping in the early hours of Sunday morning in her own bed. It is understood that she was attacked by her 32-year-old daughter, who lives in the same household in West Bay. Police said they received the report around 2am on 1 May. The alleged attacker was arrested and remains in custody pending enquiries, police stated in a release. The victim’s injuries were not deemed to be life threatening and the incident is under investigation by the CID Department.


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US forces claim to have killed bin Laden

| 02/05/2011 | 84 Comments

(CNS): The United States government claims to have the body of Osama Bin Laden after operations on the ground in Pakistan President Barack Obama made an announcement at around 10:30pm Sunday evening that US forces had killed the world’s most wanted terrorist and the mastermind behind al-Qaeda. The US president said bin Laden was killed during a firefight with special forces at a compound north of Islamabad. He said that justice had been done and it was "the most significant achievement to date in …effort to defeat al-Qaeda". The US has put its embassies around the world on alert, warning Americans of the possibility of al-Qaeda reprisal attacks.

Bin Laden was believed to be responsible for the 2001 terrorist attack on US soil that triggered the war on terror.

The world’s ‘most wanted man’ had evaded the US and its allies for nearly a decade, despite a $25m bounty on his head.

The US president explained that he had been briefed last August on a possible lead to Bin Laden’s whereabouts.

"It was far from certain, and it took many months to run this thread to ground," Obama said in his special Sunday night address.


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