Sunday, February 26, 2012

Pakistan demolishes Osama bin Laden hideout

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) - Pakistani security forces on Saturday began demolishing the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed in a covert United States raid last May in the garrison town of Abbottabad, police and witnesses said.
'Two bulldozers are engaged, the demolition work is in progress, it is being done by security forces, including troops,' a police official on the spot told AFP by telephone on condition of anonymity.

A senior administration official said the third floor of the three-storey building including bin Laden's room had been pulled down and work was underway to remove the structure. 'We hope it will be over by tomorrow (Sunday) morning,' he added.
The compound where bin Laden lived for several years had been under the control of the security forces since the Al-Qaeda leader was killed by US Navy Seals in a covert helicopter operation without Islamabad's knowledge.

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