Politicians urge vigilance after bin Laden's death

State and local politicians are urging vigilance after the news that Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks on New York City and the Pentagon, was killed in a special operations mission in Pakistan.

"The threat of al-Qaida did not die yesterday and we must be ever vigilant," said Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.), "Al-Qaida is a different type of enemy, it is a multi-headed beast."

The governor ordered that his staff take additional security and anti-terrorism measures as a precaution due to bin Laden's death.

"Our assumption is that bin Laden's disciples would like nothing better than to avenge his death," said New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

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