ABBOTABAD: Bulldozers on Monday finished demolishing the house where Osama bin Laden lived for at least five years until he was killed by US special forces last May, an AFP reporter said.
Only the wall of the compound remained intact, surrounding the debris of the three-storey building where the al Qaeda leader hid in the garrison town of Abbottabad and a security official confirmed the demolition had been completed.
Security forces guarding the compound refused to let anyone inside.
"The demolition has been completed, the three story building was razed to the ground," a security official told AFP.
"We have been ordered to be deployed here until further instructions. The outer wall will remain intact for the moment and we don't know the plan for the future. First we will remove the debris," the official added.
Bulldozers began the demolition work late Saturday in Abbottabad's Bilal Town suburb, where the compound has been under the control of Pakistani security forces since the Americans ended their covert operation on May 2.
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The OBL's safe-house could have been a pakistan's version of Taj Mahal like tourist attraction for domestic and international market. Pakistani government lost an opportunity to make much needed cash.
What the govt is going? One side bombing, terrorists are killing the people and the other side the govt doing nonsense work. Why spending huge money on this baseless work. This home should be convert to school, library or some other technical institutions. Abbottabad people are educated, because top schools, colleges are there. We have no educated leaders, thats y today we are facing many problems. Plz for God sake Mr Zardari, Gilani and ur team, save our beloved country. THis is heaven on Earth. We have a lot of potentials, educated youths. We can do every thing if the govt is sincere. Oh God,,,,,, Save our country.
Hows that Abbottabad Commission coming -- have you found out who was assisting OBL yet?
For all conspiracy theorists and skeptics: Amal is the answer to all your questions and may be her brother for now? Sure the question if Pakistan army was aware of the raid at highest level only is still unanswered. There is still a chance that everybody at top was in line. DNA results after false vaccination drive will probably the biggest evidence available in future and for now surviving Amal is enough.
@Mujahid torwali: Oh? Ever hear of destroying evidence? Not that I believe it wasn't already stripped by now considering outside investigators were granted access to collect it soon after. But, that's not the point. The point is there are reasons it would happen and they aren't limited to the one I mentioned. I would ramble them off but since you're obviously one of the ones who, regardless of all that has transpired in relation to it, still believe there's some conspiracy, even the little I've said was probably a complete waste.
Suddenly in May my tenant in Abbottabad stopped sending me rent. About time I go check what's going on, and start eviction proceedings.
DHA extension will be coming up, and it would look like an ugly scar in the area, so better get rid of it. Price will be high of the area now due to its international fame.
Why has the Agency destroyed this building even before its first anniversary. I have never seen Pasha and Kayani this quite when they are being hammered by world leaders on OBL. If OBL was not there, then why say that USA raided this building. Now I am confused.
Let's Announce DHA Phase Osama Luxury Project Apartments for Generals Only!
In other words, there was no Bin Laden inside, so no evidences need to be preserved. This commission would not result in anything as usual. How can anyone divulge the realities of an incident which can never ever occur without taking into confidence the actual ruling class of this country 'The Military'. The Chief always puts the blame on civil government, showing that his hands are clear. If that was really a truth, he should have thrown away the government for being so weak retaining the sovereignty of the country, but he would never do so. Because 'Sub milay huay hain dosto' !!!
Well done, OBL (fictious) episode came to its end with this demolition. Now, who is next on your (drama/episode) list??? Zahrawi, i guess...
Poor Villa too became victim of Global Drama brought to you by USGOV.
Askari Apartment block coming soon.
Bin Laden's house demolished? Ok, that sounds really fishy.
Good, now build a grils school in its place.
What Binladen ? What hideout ?. What nonsense is being talked about.
if osama were there they would have not damaged it..
The effort spent on this pointless act could be used instead to build a small local school. What a useless waste of time, energy and resources.