Archive of Initial Tweets From Pakistani Citizen About the Bin Laden Raid

Shohaib Athar is, in his own words, “the guy who live-blogged the Osama raid without knowing it.” A computer programmer whom The Associated Press reports is 33-years-old and lives in Abbottabad, Pakisan, Athar tweeted throughout the night about what he was hearing — without realizing for hours what was happening. Here are some of his Tweets, re-Tweets and Twitter conversations presented chronologically. His initial tweet was:

“Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event).”

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Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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