Pakistan to demolish Osama Bin Laden’s hideout so it won’t become shrine: report

Military chiefs in Pakistan are planning to demolish Osama Bin Laden's walled compound with a series of rocket strikes before rolling in bulldozers to wipe it off the map for good, Britain's The Sun reported.

Army officials said they were planning to televise the demolition next month to prevent the hideout from becoming a shrine to the terror mastermind, the same reasoning U.S. military officials used when they decided to bury Bin Laden's body at sea.

"We will hit it like an enemy fort. But first we must erase everything related to Bin Laden from our country," Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Monday, according to the Sun.

Bin Laden had lived in the squalid three-story house in the military town of Abbottabad for some five years before he was hunted down and killed by Navy SEALs in May.

Suspicions that Pakistan knew the terror leader's whereabouts have strained the country’s relations with the U.S.

Pakistan military spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas told The Sun that U.S. and European leaders would be invited to watch the demolition.

"It will be a big event," Abbas said.


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