Dating sites in islamabad
Eleven minutes later Athar reported: "A huge window-shaking bang here in Abbottabad.
I hope it's not the start of something nasty." On the other side of the world President Obama and his closest advisers had gathered in the White House situation room to monitor progress of the assault.
Access to the site was through a tall green metal security gate which led into a passageway with high walls either side, and another security gate leading to an inner compound at the other end.
It was mostly destroyed in an explosion set by the US forces as they departed.
Publicly, the US authorities have given few details about the raid and some of these have changed since the news of Bin Laden's death was officially announced.
They also left a group of three women and 13 children - two girls and 11 boys - bound with plastic ties.
The US team was forced to abandon one of its helicopters after it was damaged in a hard landing at the compound site.