Abbottabad, Pakistan: 5 things to know about where bin Laden died
Abbottabad, Pakistan, was a midsized city unknown to most outside the country until late Sunday night, when President Obama announced that the US had found and killed 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden there. Here are five facts to put Abbottabad, Pakistan, in context.
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It’s ‘deep inside’ Pakistan
Abbottabad is “deep inside” Pakistan, as Obama noted in his address Sunday night. It is closer to urban Pakistan than it is to the remote regions along the Afghanistan border where the US and Pakistan have focused their counterterrorism efforts. It is about 75 miles northeast of the capital of Islamabad.