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Osama Bin Laden's Death Leaked Via Twitter

05/02/2011 12:39 am ET | Updated Jul 01, 2011

Twitter fairly exploded Sunday with the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed in Pakistan.

President Obama confirmed just after 11:30 p.m. Sunday night that a U.S. operation was responsible for bin Laden's death.

But word of the mission was already spreading virally via Twitter before the president's announcement.

According to the New York Times, the first tweeter to leak credible word of bin Laden's death was Keith Urbahn, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's chief of staff.

View Urbahn's tweet, written at 10:25 p.m. on Sunday (below). To see more reactions from tweeters, click here.

For more on bin Laden's death, visit our live blog.

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So I'm told by a reputable person they have killed Osama Bin Laden. Hot damn.less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply

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