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Loud explosion heard near compound where Usama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan.
Black Hawk down. Well, not quite. The helicopter that failed and was blown up by U.S. special forces after the raid that killed Osama bin Laden was a never-before-seen stealthy design, and presumably top-secret, leaving aviation and military analysts both mystified and fascinated.
Did the world just get an inadvertent ‘tail boom' glimpse of a super secret stealth helicopter?
That's the question being hotly debated in defence technology circles across the internet, with wonks and geeks poring over photographs of the tell-tale evidence left behind by the U.S. special forces who swooped in to kill Osama bin Laden in Pakistan this week.
The silent post-midnight operation by the Navy SEALs — who flew across the Afghanistan border into Abbottabad without even setting off a minor blimp on Pakistani radar screens and made an equally smooth exit some 40 minutes later — was flawless except for the loss of one helicopter.
In the midst of their high-jinks mission, however, the U.S. forces took care to blow up the crashed helo.
Fox News' Dominic Di-Natale said he could not confirm news of an explosion, but rumors are circulating that Pakistanis intend to blow up the compound to prevent the site from becoming a shrine.
The source of the blasts was not immediately clear. An Associated Press team at the compound where bin Laden was living before the April 29 raid saw no signs of unusual activity Sunday.
Witnesses say two loud explosions have rocked the Pakistani town where Osama bin Laden was killed in a U.S. raid.
The source of the blasts was not immediately clear. An Associated Press team at the compound where bin Laden was living before the April 29 raid saw no signs of unusual activity Sunday. www.msnbc.msn.com...