Pakistani security officials have found two copies of the Bible at the house where Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden was killed. The Christian holy books were discovered this week when demolition crews were sent in to tear down the compound in Abbottabad.
They were so well hidden that security personnel had previously overlooked them.
They contain coded clues to future terror attacks, it was feared last night. Sources revealed that several pages of the English-print editions had been folded over and particular texts marked. Now Pakistani intelligence officials suspect a coded pattern for past and future al-Qaeda attacks may be hidden within the Bibles’ pages.
Pakistan’s ISI security service also found two radio sets in a final sweep of the compound before demolition.
The English-language Bibles – a bizarre find in the home of the world’s most famous Islamic fundamentalist – contained pages that are folded-over and highlighted texts.
An ISI commanding officer told The Sun: ‘The Bibles were in English and we cannot be sure why they were there. These copies were found as we checked the rooms for the final time before demolishing the building’.
‘The radios are in working condition and will be given with the Bibles to the investigators. Some pages were folded and we will see later what was of most interest to Bin Laden’.
‘Maybe he was looking for teachings of jihad.’
Bin Laden was killed at the compound by U.S. Navy SEALs last May after the biggest manhunt in history.
Its demolition was completed on Sunday [Feb. 26], erasing a symbol of humiliation for Pakistan’s military that has marked one of the most difficult periods in U.S.-Pakistan ties.
The Pakistani military was angry it had not been consulted by U.S. officials before the raid took place – a decision the U.S. explained was driven by concerns that someone in the government might tip off Bin Laden.