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Bin Laden lived in the only three story fortress in town, near the pakistani military.

Location of Usama bin Laden´s compound near the capital Islamabad. (Photo credit to Arte G1 Globo Brazil)

Valued at about $ 1 million, the three-story fortress where Osama bin Laden was hiding, leader of terrorist network al-Qaeda killed by the U.S. Army on Sunday night, had a strong system of security.

There were no phones nor internet connection. Also according to the authorities, the garbage of the house was burned, instead of being placed for collection.

Few windows gave the house to the outside of the complex. The terrace had a privacy wall about two meters, officials said.

The house, which was originally constructed in 2005, was located by U.S. forces in late 2010, after more than four years of monitoring an al Qaeda agent being also one of the messengers of the leader. For the location of the hideout, the U.S. used information obtained from prisoners captured after the attacks of September 11, 2001.

According to U.S. authorities, the fortress was about eight times larger than other houses in the area and was located at the end of a narrow dirt road. A sort of cul de sac.  Beyond the security gates and the security walls, inside the house there were also many other walls hiding people for more privacy.

The compound was located near the main pakistani military school.

The city is Obbattabad, a pakistani town where the pakistani armed forces are very active.