Bin Laden hideout 'razed to the ground'

Former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad demolished.

Afp February 27, 2012

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.


IndianDude | 11 years ago | Reply

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.

Mujahid | 11 years ago | Reply

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.

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