London: Two copies of the Bible found at
Osama bin Laden`s hideout in Pakistan may contain coded clues
to future terror attacks by al Qaeda, British media on Wednesday
quoted Pakistani ISI officials as saying.
The books had been concealed at the house of the slain
al Qaeda chief in Abbottabad, where he was shot by US Navy
Seals last May.
They may contain coded clues to future terror attacks, the
Sun tabloid reported.
The concealed Christian holy books were unearthed by
demolition crews sent in to bring down the three-storeyed
mansion to the ground.
Several pages of the English-print editions had been
folded over and particular texts marked, it said.
Also members of Pakistan`s ISI security service were
examining the volumes in a bid to find out more.
Now Pakistani intelligence officials suspect a coded
pattern for past and future al Qaeda attacks may be hidden
within the Bibles` pages.
Another theory is that the terror chief may have been
seeking out Christian texts to justify his actions.
Two cunningly-concealed working radio sets were also
uncovered at the building, yards from a Pakistani army
"We had already cleared the compound before demolition but
found two copies of the Bible and two radio sets. 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," an ISI commanding
officer among those who oversaw the demolition of the Bin
Laden compound was quoted by the tabloid as saying.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik when asked about the items
discovered from Osama`s hideout, said, "The belongings of
Osama Bin Laden will not be handed to anyone. We will keep
them and maybe burn them later when they are of no use."
"If there is a Bible there, it will be sent to a library
or a church," he added.