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SC Army base ups threat level as bin Laden killed

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) - The U.S. Army base at Fort Jackson raised its threat level as military forces abroad pursued and ultimately killed Osama bin Laden over the weekend.

Spokesman Pat Jones says Fort Jackson on Sunday raised its force protection level to Bravo, the third of five levels. Jones says the level was raised because national military activity raised the possibility of retaliation against U.S. assets around the world.

Fort Jackson is the Army's largest training site and graduates more than 60,000 soldiers from its schools every year.

U.S. officials say bin Laden was killed near the end of the 40-minute raid Sunday on the Pakistan compound where he had been living. Navy SEALs retrieved bin Laden's body and turned detainees over to Pakistani authorities.

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