If this is true, then I'm wondering why it has taken so very long to capture him.
I'm also wondering (with considerable concern) about what the reaction to this news will be from the more fundamentalist Muslim leaders.
US president Barack Obama is due to make a statement shortly in which he is expected to announce the death of Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda.
Obama's address was due at 0300GMT from the White House.
Qais Azimy, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Kabul, said that Afghan officials have confirmed that Bin Laden had died and that his body was with the United States.
Officials would not confirm whether he had been killed in Afghanistan or Pakistan, and said that the death of the al-Qaeda leader was more of a "symbolic victory", as he was no longer directly connected to the group's field operations, Azimy reported.
Yes, I know that many were loyal to him, snood.
Apparently his death (I think, from that brief report? Correct me, someone, if I'm wrong here, please.) was the result of a drone attack ?
Al-Qaeda leader Bin Laden 'dead'
Al-Qaeda founder and leader Osama Bin Laden is dead, according to US media reports citing officials.
The US is in possession of Bin Laden's body, the reports say. President Barack Obama is due to make a statement shortly.
Mr Bin Laden is top of the US most wanted list.
He is accused of being behind a number of atrocities, including the attacks on New York and Washington on 11 September 2001.