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Bin Laden's life on the run revealed by Pakistani inquiry

By Maria Golovnina ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden lived in plain sight for almost a decade and was once even pulled over for speeding but not apprehended, thanks to the incompetence of Pakistan's intelligence and security services, an official report into his killing said on Monday. The report, leaked to Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera which circulated it late on Monday, offers fascinating details about life on the run for the world's most wanted man, who, it says, wore a cowboy hat to avoid being spotted from above.

Leaked report lambasts Pakistan failures on bin Laden

Pakistani collective failures, incompetency and negligence allowed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to live in the country undetected for more than nine years, a leaked report has revealed. CIA spies tracked down bin Laden to the northwestern town of Abbottabad, where he was shot dead by US Navy SEALs on May 2, 2011 during a dramatic raid near Pakistan's military academy. It was one of the most humiliating episodes in Pakistan's short history and exposed the country to allegations of incompetency or colluding with Al-Qaeda to hide the world's most wanted man.

Leaked report lambasts Pakistan failures on bin Laden

Pakistani collective failures, incompetency and negligence allowed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to live in the country undetected for more than nine years, a leaked report has revealed. CIA spies tracked down bin Laden to the northwestern town of Abbottabad, where he was shot dead by US Navy SEALs on May 2, 2011 during a dramatic raid near Pakistan's military academy. It was one of the most humiliating episodes in Pakistan's short history and exposed the country to allegations of incompetency or colluding with Al-Qaeda to hide the world's most wanted man.

Leaked report lambasts Pakistan failures over Bin Laden

A leaked report Monday accused Pakistan of complacency, collective failure and negligence that allowed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to live undetected in the country for more than nine years. A copy of the report from a Pakistani commission was obtained by Al-Jazeera and published on their website, six months after it was submitted in Islamabad but kept secret by the government. While many details of bin Laden's life in Pakistan have already been made public, its stinging criticism of homegrown failures will deeply embarrass the intelligence and military authorities.

Pakistani newspaper claims bin Laden was armed when killed

A Pakistani newspaper claimed Monday that al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was armed and looking for a hand grenade when he was killed by U.S. special forces in his compound in Abbottabad in 2011. "When the SEALs reached Laden's room, he is said to have had a weapon in his hand and was searching for a grenade on the shelf," the Dawn newspaper said.

Pakistan bans Indian Hindu-Muslim romance film

Pakistan has banned an Indian film about the love affair of a Muslim-Hindu couple on the grounds that it could offend viewers in the conservative Islamic republic, officials said Friday. "Raanjhanaa" was scheduled for release in June, but Pakistan's Film Censor Board refused to clear it for cinema showings. "The censor board did not clear this movie because of its controversial story," Arshad Ali, a senior government official and chairman of the board, told AFP.

Who shot Bin Laden? Media feud among Navy SEALs

A new version of the events surrounding the killing of Osama bin Laden was unveiled Wednesday sharply contradicting earlier claims by a Navy SEAL who said he pulled the trigger. Esquire magazine published a long interview in February with a man identified only as "the shooter" who said he had shot the Al-Qaeda leader twice in the head on the night of the May 1, 2011 raid on his Pakistan hideout. The commando said he had been alone when he entered bin Laden's third floor room in his Abbottabad hideout.

CORRECTED-Amusement park planned in Pakistan town where bin Laden lived

(Corrects Khan's title in paragraph 2) PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Pakistan plans to build a $30 million amusement park and outdoor activity centre on the edge of the northwestern town of Abbottabad, where U.S. special forces killed Osama bin Laden, an official said on Monday. The private venture in the foothills of the Himalayas will include a zoo, water sports, a mini-golf course, rock climbing and paragliding, said Jamaluddin Khan, the provincial secretary of tourism.

Pakistan plans 'amusement city' for bin Laden town

Pakistan is planning to build a $30 million amusement park with a zoo and adventure sports facilities in the town where Osama bin Laden was killed by US special forces, officials said Monday. The 50-acre (20-hectare) riverside development on the edge of Abbottabad, where US Navy SEALs shot the Al-Qaeda leader dead on May 2, 2011, will include restaurants, a heritage centre and artificial waterfalls.

Pakistan plans 'amusement city' for bin Laden town

Pakistan is planning to build a $30 million amusement park with a zoo and adventure sports facilities in the town where Osama bin Laden was killed by US special forces, officials said Monday. The 50-acre (20-hectare) riverside development on the edge of Abbottabad, where US Navy SEALs shot the Al-Qaeda leader dead on May 2, 2011, will include restaurants, a heritage centre and artificial waterfalls.
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