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Osama Bin Laden's Death Prompts Travel Warning

The U.S. State Department on Monday issued a travel alert to citizens traveling abroad.

With the news of Osama bin Laden’s death, the U.S. State Department on Monday issued a travel alert to citizens traveling abroad.  

“The U.S. Department of State alerts U.S. citizens traveling and residing abroad to the enhanced potential for anti-American violence given recent counter-terrorism activity in Pakistan. Given the uncertainty and volatility of the current situation, U.S. citizens, in areas where recent events could cause anti-American violence, are strongly urged to limit their travel outside of their homes and hotels and avoid mass gatherings and demonstrations. U.S. citizens should stay current with media coverage of local events and be aware of their surroundings at all times.”

The travel alert expires Aug. 1, 2011. Check here for additional travel warnings.

U.S. officials said bin Laden was shot in the head Sunday by Navy Seals in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Officials said his body was taken into custody and buried at sea to avoid a memorial shrine.

GEO news in Pakistan released images of the blast near the compound on Sunday, while ABC news released exclusive images of his compound post raid.

Carol Saladino May 02, 2011 at 02:57 PM
My nephew was attending School of Visual Arts, was off, on the subway to see his girlfriend at NYU, was kicked off the subwat at Wall Street, came up on the street to be among the chaos, smoke, ash, and seeing all the frantic people, he was 20 years old, got safely to his girlfriends dorm room, stayed there all day. My sister was frantic because she couldn't get him all day on his cell phone. The girlfriends mother called my sister after talking to her daughter to let her know they were both ok!
Carol Saladino May 02, 2011 at 03:03 PM
My cousin was working for a bread company that delivers to stores and Deli's. He was delivering down town in Grenwich Village, when unloading a delivery in the basement of a Deli, he felt a jolt and loud Bang to the building, thought a big truck hit the building. He went upstairs and was told what happened after the first plane hit Worled Trade Center. He was smart enough to grab some beverages and snacks, went back into his truck, and stayed there until night fall. He told me no one was allowed to walk around, due to the poor air quality, so Greenwich Village streets were grid locked like one big parking lot, but not able to be among others, and not being able to call his family was fearful, he was not sure if he would ever get out of NY city that day, Wall St was very close, once he found out it was a terroist attack, he thought any minute now the city will be bombed! I can't imagine the fear among all those people.
Saliqa Khan May 02, 2011 at 05:07 PM
WOW! Thank you for sharing your story with us Carol.


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