Threatens more attacks . . . blah, blah, blah . . . he was a holy warrior . . . blah, blah, blah.

(USA Today) — Al-Qaeda has confirmed Osama bin Laden’s death in an Internet statement, The Associated Press reports.

The terror network says today in a statement that bin Laden’s blood “will not be wasted” and that it will continue attacking Americans and their allies.

The statement, dated May 3, was the first by the terror network since bin Laden was killed by U.S. commandos in a raid on his hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The Associated Press says the statement’s authenticity could not be independently confirmed, but it was posted on websites where the group traditionally puts out its messages.

It also saiys that an audio message bin Laden recorded a week before his death would be issued soon.

“We stress that the blood of the holy warrior sheik, Osama bin Laden, God bless him, is precious to us and to all Muslims and will no go in vain,” the statement says. “We will remain, God willing, a curse chasing the Americans and their agents, following them outside and inside their countries.”

“Soon, God willing, their happiness will turn to sadness,” it says, “their blood will be mingled with their tears.”