On Sunday, US forces said to be from the elite Navy Seal Team Six undertook the operation in Abbottabad, 100km north-east of Islamabad. US officials said Bin Laden was shot in the head after resisting. ... US media reports said that the body was buried at sea to conform with Islamic practice of a burial within 24 hours and to prevent any grave becoming a shrine. Giving more details of the raid, one senior US official said a small US team conducted the attack in about 40 minutes. Three other men - one of Bin Laden's sons and two couriers - were killed in the raid, the official said, adding that one woman was also killed when she was used as "a shield" and two other women were injured. One helicopter was lost due to "technical failure". The team destroyed it and left in its other aircraft.
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