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bin Laden's compound facing the wrecker's ball

• The Age

PAKISTANI authorities are reported to be considering demolishing Osama bin Laden's hideout in the garrison town of Abbottabad to prevent it becoming a rallying point for extremists.

The walled compound where bin Laden was killed when US forces raided in the early hours of Monday has been transformed from mysterious hideaway to tourist attraction.

"The crowds have been getting bigger every day," said Hasnat Ahmed, a 22-year-old engineering graduate who can see bin Laden's compound from his rooftop. "We are not sure about international tourism yet, but I think we will be getting plenty of people from Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi."


2 Comments in Response to

Comment by Joe Tittiger
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What kind of propaganda is this?  I am sure the Pakistani government knows
that Osama has been dead for years?  Is this just to instill fear of retribution into
American minds?

Comment by Powell Gammill
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Wow, that is really moving fast to tear down and clean up the evidence!  Is Rudy in charge?

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