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Inside terror leader's luxury hideout in Pakistan

US has warned it would probe how bin Laden managed to live in undetected luxury near Pakistan's capital

Inside terror leader's luxury hideout in Pakistan
Pakistani media personnel and local residents gather outside the hideout of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden following his death by US Special Forces in a ground operation in Abbottabad on May 3, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Inside terror leader's luxury hideout in Pakistan
The bullet-riddled Pakistani villa that hid Osama bin Laden from the world was put under police control, as media sought to glimpse the debris left by the US raid that killed him (AFP/Getty Images)\n
Inside terror leader's luxury hideout in Pakistan
Bin Laden's hideout had been kept under tight army control after the dramatic raid by US special forces late May 1, 2011 in the affluent suburbs of Abbottabad, a garrison city 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of Islamabad (AFP/Getty Images)
Inside terror leader's luxury hideout in Pakistan
Pakistan's spy agency should have known Osama bin Laden was hiding not far from its capital, Afghanistan's Defense Ministry said on Wednesday (AFP/Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)
Inside terror leader's luxury hideout in Pakistan
US lawmakers have demanded a review of aid to Pakistan after the disclosure that bin Laden could have been living in the house, which is not far from Pakistan's main military academy, for five or six years.(AFP/Getty Images/Text: Reuters)
Inside terror leader's luxury hideout in Pakistan
Pakistan's powerful Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency and the army have been silent about the raid, which has raised questions about whether they knew all along where bin Laden has been hiding (AFP/Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)
Inside terror leader's luxury hideout in Pakistan
The hideout of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is pictured after his death by US Special Forces in a ground operation in Pakistan's hill city of Abbottabad on May 2, 2011. Pakistan said that the killing of Osama bin Laden in a US operation was a 'major setback' for terrorist organisations and a 'major victory' in the country's fight against militancy (AFP/Getty Images)
Inside terror leader's luxury hideout in Pakistan
The hideout of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is pictured after his death by US Special Forces in a ground operation in Abbottabad on May 2, 2011. Islamist militants held prayers for bin Laden in Pakistan, according to media reports (AFP/Getty Images)