Adam Ash

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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Weird World: Osama Bin Laden's Tora Bora cave hide-out to become a tourist resort

Osama Bin Laden's secret caves hideout is being converted - into a £5.3million tourist resort. Hotels and restaurants are being constructed on mountains overlooking the al-Qaeda chief's Tora Bora refuge in Afghanistan, reports the Sun. Former warlord Gul Agha Sherazi, now a local governor, said: "Tora Bora is world famous - but we want it to be known for tourism, not terrorism. It was known as a picnic spot long before anyone had heard of Osama Bin Laden."

Bin Laden, who hid there in 2001 after the Taliban government was ousted, is believed to have fled after a US bombing blitz. Two journalists were killed there this month but Mr Sherazi insisted: "Tora Bora is 100 per cent safe."


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