Tweets from Abbottabad, Pakistan #OBL (1-2 May 2011)

On-the-ground tweets from Abbottabad, Pakistan, compiled with very well-informed journalists/researchers' tweets. Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden dead - Barack Obama Read More
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Joshua Foust @joshuafoust 02/05/2011 12:39:53 WIB
July 4, 2006, the CIA closed Alec Station, which was devoted to finding bin Laden
Joshua Foust @joshuafoust 02/05/2011 12:44:52 WIB
January 6, 2008, Pervez Musharraf tells CBS he is "not particularly looking for Osama bin Laden"
Joshua Foust @joshuafoust 02/05/2011 12:52:27 WIB
October 7, 2009, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said "who knows" where Osama bin Laden is. @kalsoom82 #pakistan
Sohaib Athar @ReallyVirtual 02/05/2011 02:58:24 WIB
Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event).
Sohaib Athar @ReallyVirtual 02/05/2011 03:05:31 WIB
Go away helicopter - before I take out my giant swatter :-/
Sohaib Athar @ReallyVirtual 02/05/2011 03:09:10 WIB
A huge window shaking bang here in Abbottabad Cantt. I hope its not the start of something nasty :-S
Ata ul Mohsin @ataulmohsin_ 02/05/2011 03:43:34 WIB
@ReallyVirtual Hello sir, any update on the blasts? What has really happened?
Sohaib Athar @ReallyVirtual 02/05/2011 03:44:48 WIB
@m0hcin all silent after the blast, but a friend heard it 6 km away too... the helicopter is gone too.
Ata ul Mohsin @ataulmohsin_ 02/05/2011 03:47:28 WIB
@ReallyVirtual So what do you guess by the intensity of the blast, any casualties expected? Also exact location?
Ata ul Mohsin @ataulmohsin_ 02/05/2011 03:48:44 WIB
@ReallyVirtual Thanks for the link, some say the blast happened near Kakul Road residential area. Hopefully not true.
Sohaib Athar @ReallyVirtual 02/05/2011 03:48:14 WIB
@m0hcin the few people online at this time of the night are saying one of the copters was not Pakistani...
Ata ul Mohsin @ataulmohsin_ 02/05/2011 03:50:01 WIB
@ReallyVirtual Oh! That's not good. Also this is a very unusual time for copter flights.
Marvi Sirmed @marvisirmed 02/05/2011 03:47:14 WIB
WHAT??? RT @TariqBashir1: @javeednusrat @Shiringul @Razarumi Helicopter shot down in Abbottabad near PMA: BREAKING NEWS
Nusrat Javeed @javeednusrat 02/05/2011 03:52:51 WIB
late night action; the war has come to Pakistan. Blow back of Afghanistan. Just the beginning, I suspect.
South Asia Channel @FP_SouthAsia 02/05/2011 00:32:09 WIB
Serious q: how will Imran Khan know if the drones have stopped forever, or just temporarily?
South Asia Channel @FP_SouthAsia 02/05/2011 03:54:11 WIB
The last drone strike in Pakistan was April 22, for anyone keeping track
Ata ul Mohsin @ataulmohsin_ 02/05/2011 03:54:27 WIB
Seems something nasty happening in #Abbottabad, God save us.
Ata ul Mohsin @ataulmohsin_ 02/05/2011 03:56:03 WIB
@javeednusrat Sir, did you get this from any one in Abbottabad? I am hearing similar things.
Muhammad Waqas Iqrar @wqs 02/05/2011 03:56:12 WIB
RT @mosharrafzaidi: Helicopter crashes near PMA Kakul. What was a low-heli doing flying around Abottabad Cantt at 0130 hrs?
Kala Kawa @kaalakawaa 02/05/2011 03:56:32 WIB
So whose helicopter was shot down in Abbotabad? Any info on that?
Ata ul Mohsin @ataulmohsin_ 02/05/2011 03:57:23 WIB
@kaalakawaa Called family, they say near Military Academy. Nothing can be said what actually happened.
Kala Kawa @kaalakawaa 02/05/2011 03:58:34 WIB
@m0hcin Did they know if it was a crash or whether it was shot down? I guess difficult to tell if they weren't on the ground. Thanks though.
Ata ul Mohsin @ataulmohsin_ 02/05/2011 03:59:48 WIB
@kaalakawaa Couldn't make a good guess, all they said was they heard 3 blasts one after another. Seems like a shot down to me.
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