Pakistan to blow up Osama's hideout

The house in Pakistan where former Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was hiding, before he was killed by US commandos in a special operation last May, will be blown up and bulldozed, The Sun reported Tuesday.

Military officials in Pakistan plan the event to be carried out in front of TV cameras to prevent the walled complex from becoming a shrine to the former Al-Qaeda chief.

On Monday, Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik said: "We will hit it like an enemy fort. But first we must erase everything related to bin Laden from our country."

The demolition will take place next month. According to chief military spokesman Major General Athar Abbas, US and European officials will be invited to witness the event.

"It will be a big event," he said. Osama, the world's most wanted terrorist who orchestrated the 9/11 attack on the US through his Al-Qaeda outfit, was killed in Abbottabad near the Pakistan capital by US special forces, ending one of the world's biggest and costliest manhunts.

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