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From AP:

WASHINGTON – A U.S. official says Osama bin Laden went down firing at the Navy SEALs who stormed his compound.

An official familiar with the operation says bin Laden was hit by a barrage of carefully aimed return fire.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because aspects of the operation remain classified.

The official says two dozen SEALs in night-vision goggles dropped into the high-walled compound in Pakistan by sliding down ropes from Chinook helicopters in the overnight raid.

U.S. officials say bin Laden was killed near the end of the 40-minute raid.

The SEALs retrieved bin Laden’s body and turned the remaining detainees over to Pakistani authorities.

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