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A U.S. Navy SEAL who claims to have fired the shots that killed Osama bin Laden has described for the first time the moment he shot the al-Qaeda leader twice in the head.

However, the anonymous shooter also told how his wife and family now lived in constant fear of their lives, and had taught their children to hide in the bathtub at the first sign of a revenge attack.

In a 15,000-word account, the unnamed member of SEAL Team 6 describes the huge elation — but also the deep personal cost — that came with being the man who killed bin Laden during the raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2, 2011.

In that second, I shot him, two times in the forehead. Bap! Bap! The second time as he’s going down. He crumpled on to the floor in front of his bed and I hit him again, Bap!…

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