Osama Bin Laden’s Hideout: According to Google Maps

POSTED BY , UPDATED ON May 3rd, 2011

Following the news of the death of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Google map users have updated the location service with details of the terrorist’s hideout.

Users of Google Maps have added the alleged position of Osama’s former hideout under the location “Osama Bin Laden’s Compound, near Abbotabad, Pakistan.” The location can be viewed at http://bit.ly/kdiWIo.

Though the location when viewed on satellite imagery does look a little suspect, it is not known  if this was the actual location of the terrorist leader’s hideout.

Abbottabad, Pakistan is known for its pleasant weather and picturesque location. But despite its tourist credentials, the scenic village where Osama bin Laden had sought refuge up until his death is getting its share of bad reviews.Following President Obama’s Sunday night announcement that American forces had killed the man behind the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Google Maps users — presumably figuring that the real estate is now on the market — hit the Web to assess the bin Laden compound.

Alot of people have reviewed the location; reviews include “Free HBO, but ‘death to America!’ chants were getting old,” and “great hideout would use again.”

“Disappointed in the service,” another review noted. “The place reeked of burning garbage.”

“Located in cozy, quiet neighborhood,” read a five-star review. “Interrupted only occasionally by machine gun fire. Lacking in amenities, but an up and coming area. Handyman special. One satellite phone available with smoking bullet hole for [communication] back home. CIA helicopters offering complimentary air lift service for corpses. Great property to get away from it all. Must See!”

Another five-star reviewer could be preparing an opening bid for the million-dollar complex.

“I heard that this place is now available (prior residents left suddenly and unexpectedly).”

Osama bin Laden was killed by American lead forces in a raid on May 2, with social networkers in Pakistan unwittingly live-tweeting the events beginning at around 1:00am local time.