Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a U.S. helicopter raid on a mansion near the Pakistani capital Islamabad early on Monday. This ends a nearly 10-year worldwide hunt for the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks.

A decade later, U.S. officials Claim bin Laden was found in a million-dollar compound in the military garrison town of Abbottabad. After 40 minutes of fighting, bin Laden was among several people in the mansion killed.

Many are saying, a source familiar with the operation said bin Laden was shot in the head. "Justice has been done," President Barack Obama declared in his White House speech announcing the death of the head of the militant Islamic group behind a series of deadly bombings across the world.