President Obama to hold special ceremony for 15th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama will hold a special ceremony at the Pentagon on Sunday marking the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

The White House says Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will also attend.

Nearly 3,000 people were killed in New York City, Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon during terrorist attacks carried out by al-Qaida,

A Muslim militant group founded by the now deceased Osama bin Laden.

Bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan during a May 2011 raid authorized by Obama.

The White House made the announcement Thursday as Obama traveled in Laos, Asia.

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