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The Pakistani papers are one of my favorite reads. Before the Big Announcement, this intriguing story turned up:

Chopper Crashes, Three Blasts Heard Near PMA Kakul

The most significant fact to emerge from bin Laden’s death so far is that he was not living in a smelly cave in the tribal badlands but in a mansion in the heart of the Pakistani establishment round the corner from the Military Academy on the Kakul Road.

UPDATE: Mr Sohaib Athar from Abbottabad:

I’m the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it.

UPPERDATE: It looks like Osama had been living there for at least a year, and maybe much longer. As I said last night, hiding in plain sight — with the connivance of Pakistani high-ups. Sunday brunch at the Lahore Hilton?



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