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Osama Bin Laden's Pakistan Compound Could Become Kids' Playground

The al Qaeda founder and 9/11 mastermind spent his last years at the site in Abbottabad, Pakistan

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    Osama Bin Laden's Pakistan Compound Could Become Kids' Playground
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    A Pakistani soldier stands near a compound where al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden lived in Abbottabad, Pakistan on Monday, May 2, 2011.

    The compound where Osama bin Laden was hiding when Navy SEALs found and killed him five years ago looks set to become either a children's playground or a graveyard, a local official tells NBC News.

    The site in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where the al Qaeda founder and 9/11 mastermind spent his last years has become the center of a turf war.

    The local administration took possession of the 37,996-square-foot site after bin Laden was killed and his family captured on May 2, 2011. The house was razed, and the plot sits largely unused — although it occasionally becomes a makeshift cricket pitch or a kite-flying field for local children.

    Now the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa wants to build a playground, while the local administration is trying to build a new graveyard, since there is a shortage of them in the area.

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    The video was posted by Indiana news station WPTA's sports anchor Zach Groth.

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    (Published 5 hours ago)