Did Osama hide codes for future terror attacks in the Bible?

Did Osama hide codes for future terror attacks in the Bible?

Two copies of the Bible found at Osama bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan may contain coded clues to future terror attacks by al-Qaeda, British media today quoted Pakistani ISI officials as saying.

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The books had been concealed at the house of the slain al-Qaeda chief in Abbottabad, where he was shot by US Navy Seals last May.

They may contain coded clues to future terror attacks, the Sun tabloid reported.

The concealed Christian holy books were unearthed by demolition crews sent in to bring down the three-storeyed mansion to the ground.

Several pages of the English-print editions had been folded over and particular texts marked, it said.

Also members of Pakistan's ISI security service were examining the volumes in a bid to find out more.

Now Pakistani intelligence officials suspect a coded pattern for past and future al-Qaeda attacks may be hidden within the Bibles' pages.

Another theory is that the terror chief may have been seeking out Christian texts to justify his actions.

Two cunningly-concealed working radio sets were also uncovered at the building, yards from a Pakistani army barracks.

"We had already cleared the compound before demolition but found two copies of the Bible and two radio sets. The Bibles were in English and we cannot be sure why they were there.

These copies were found as we checked the rooms for the final time before demolishing the building," an ISI commanding officer among those who oversaw the demolition of the Bin Laden compound was quoted by the tabloid as saying.

Interior Minister Rehman Malik when asked about the items discovered from Osama's hideout, said, "The belongings of Osama Bin Laden will not be handed to anyone. We will keep them and maybe burn them later when they are of no use."

"If there is a Bible there, it will be sent to a library or a church," he added.