Al-Qaeda confirmed Osama bin Laden's death in an Internet statement posted on militant websites, signed by "the general leadership."

The al-Qaeda on Friday confirmed the death of its chief Osama bin Laden, five days after he was killed by American commandos in Pakistan's Abbottabad town.

The confirmation came in a statement posted by the terror network on jihadist websites, according to the U.S. monitoring group SITE.

In the statement, al-Qaeda warned that bin Laden's blood would not be “wasted” and attacks on the U.S. and its allies would continue. The terror group described itself as a “curse” on America, vowed bloodshed and asked Pakistan to rise up in revolt

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