Rob O'Neill has apparently been identified as the US Navy Seal who claims he shot and killed Osama Bin Laden.

The 38-year-old, now a public speaker after 16 years in the military, is due to give an interview with Fox News later this month in which he is set to waive his anonymity and claim he was the shooter.

Al-Qaeda leader Bin Laden was killed by Seal Team Six in the early hours of May 2, 2011, at his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

He was shot three times before his body was removed and buried at sea.

O'Neill is first thought to have been identified as the former Navy Seal going public by a special forces blog, while the Daily Mail claims to have spoken to his father.

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