Pakistani Town that Hosted Osama Bin Laden Plans Amusement Park

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0  Updated at 6:35 am, February 5th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Now that Abbottabad, Pakistan is lacking its most famous, though perhaps least known attraction — a compound that hid terror mastermind Osama bin Laden — the city is hoping to boost tourism with an amusement park.

The BBC reports city planners are plotting a $30 million facility that would include rock climbing, mini-golf, water sports and paragliding.

Officials are quick to point out that the park won’t be built on the spot where bin Laden’s compound once stood; in order to prevent terror tourism, his hideout was destroyed after the May 2011 Navy SEAL raid that left the al Qaeda leader dead.

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