Sohaib Ather
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Bin Laden tweeter Sohaib Ather looks back on raid

Pakistani information technology consultant Sohaib Ather shot to unexpected fame when he unknowingly tweeted details of the US raid in which Osama Bin Laden was killed.

His posts from Abbottabad in the early hours of 2 May 2011 attracted 80,000 followers as news of the al-Qaeda leader's death spread.

Six months on, he says life is returning to normal, and reflects on the impact of the event on the garrison town where Bin Laden was finally found.

Arif Shamim reports.

  • 03 Nov 2011