ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Osama bin Laden may not have been living in the lap of luxury inside his 3,000 square foot house in an upscale neighborhood in Pakistan. View Photos: Osama bin Laden's Compound
The house has been described as a mansion with luxury vehicles parked outside. But the walls are stained with mold and the windows are hidden.
Some three dozen people, including 23 children, shared the three-story house surrounded by walls as high as 18 feet topped with barbed wire. Neighbors say the people inside rarely strayed outside, but two men could be seen routinely running errands.
Locals say the house was built about seven years ago. People initially were curious about the heavily fortified compound, but over time they just grew to believe the family inside was deeply religious and conservative.