(Image source: Wikimedia Commons)

BY NATHAN BYRNE

No announcement. No fanfare. But security and secrecy accompanied Pakistani government crews...

...as they started tearing down Osama bin Laden’s famed Abbottabad hideout Saturday. The government hasn’t made an official statement, but a Dawn TV correspondent shared his opinion with Al Jazeera. (Video: CNN)

“…there are plenty of mad people in that country who would start going, visiting there, bringing flowers and things and it will become sort of a pilgrimage site, and the Pakistanis want to avoid that.”

The Daily Mirror describes the demolition as a way for Pakistan to erase embarrassment.

“The terror leader’s death was cheered across the globe, but many Pakistanis were angry that the US violated its territory and that its troops were powerless to stop American soldiers from attacking a compound located next to the country’s elite military academy.”

Officials told BBC News the structure held no forensic value to the remainder of their investigation.

“…even though the commission, which is supposed to be investigating the circumstances surrounding bin Laden’s presence there has yet to report back.”

So, what will stand in the spot where the infamous compound once blended into the background? MSNBC has the answer.

“Pakistani officials say plans for the site include a park with green areas and benches … ”
 

Pakistan Demolishes bin Laden's Abbottabad Hideout

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Feb 26, 2012

Pakistan Demolishes bin Laden's Abbottabad Hideout

(Image source: Wikimedia Commons)

BY NATHAN BYRNE

No announcement. No fanfare. But security and secrecy accompanied Pakistani government crews...

...as they started tearing down Osama bin Laden’s famed Abbottabad hideout Saturday. The government hasn’t made an official statement, but a Dawn TV correspondent shared his opinion with Al Jazeera. (Video: CNN)

“…there are plenty of mad people in that country who would start going, visiting there, bringing flowers and things and it will become sort of a pilgrimage site, and the Pakistanis want to avoid that.”

The Daily Mirror describes the demolition as a way for Pakistan to erase embarrassment.

“The terror leader’s death was cheered across the globe, but many Pakistanis were angry that the US violated its territory and that its troops were powerless to stop American soldiers from attacking a compound located next to the country’s elite military academy.”

Officials told BBC News the structure held no forensic value to the remainder of their investigation.

“…even though the commission, which is supposed to be investigating the circumstances surrounding bin Laden’s presence there has yet to report back.”

So, what will stand in the spot where the infamous compound once blended into the background? MSNBC has the answer.

“Pakistani officials say plans for the site include a park with green areas and benches … ”
 

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