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.
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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.