Playground or graveyard? Fight breaks out over future of Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan

Playground or graveyard? Fight breaks out over future of Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan

Military and local government at odds over what to do with the plot in Abbottabad where Bin Laden was killed by Navy Seals

A dispute has broken out over the future of the site where Osama Bin Laden was shot dead in 2011, with authorities pushing rival plans for a graveyard or playground.

The military has erected a wall around the 3,800 sq ft plot where the al-Qaida leader’s compound once stood in the garrison city of Abbottabad, and wants to convert it into a graveyard.

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