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Abbottabad

(ăb`ətäbäd), city (1991 est. pop. 66,000), NE Pakistan. It is a popular health resort c.4,000 ft (1,220 m) above sea level in the Himalaya region. It is also an administrative center and a market town for an agricultural and timber area. Founded by Sir James Abbott, a deputy commissioner of British India, it was an important British military post. Nearby are rock inscriptions of Indian emperor Asoka (3d cent. B.C.). The city suffered widespread damage from the 2005 N Pakistan earthquake. In 2011 Osama bin Ladenbin Laden, Osama or Usama
, 1957?–2011, Saudi-born leader of Al Qaeda, a terrorist organization devoted to uniting all Muslims and establishing a transnational, strict-fundamentalist Islamic state.
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, who had lived in hiding in a house in Abbottabad for five years, was killed there in a raid by U.S. forces.
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The earthquake was felt in Islamabad, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Swat, Malakand, Dir, Abbotabad, Murree, Azad Kashmir and several cities and towns of North Punjab and Khyber Pakhtonkhaw.
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The speakers said that they have presented their charter of demand to the government in Abbotabad the other day and they would continue their struggle for their demand till its resolution.
NA body on the issue of killing of more than 12 people during Hazara Province movement in result of firing by policemen in Abbotabad, reconstituted a sub committee headed by Fauzia Habib to visit Abbotabad to record statements of nobles on July 4.
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PESHAWAR -- Commissioner, Hazara Division, Mohammad Akbar Khan has said that during the current treeplantation drive 75000 saplings will be planted in Abbotabad through public and civil society organizations.
He said that the Defence Minister earlier had inserted that Pakistan assisted the US forces in Abbotabad operation in which Osama Bin Laden was killed by US SEALS.
Washington, May 12 (ANI): US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has said the Obama administration would tighten security around the US Navy Seal team that killed Osama Bin Laden in his Abbotabad compound in Pakistan over safety fears.
Meanwhile, PESCO notifies power shut down on March 16 due to maintenance work on 132 KV Haripur Grid station from 9 AM to 2 PM, resultantly the consumers of 132 kv Tarnawa, Haripur, Abbotabad, Mansehra, Bala Kot, Nathia Gali, Oagi, Battal, Muzzafarabad, Nosiri, Hatian, Thakot, Pattan Grid Stations will face inconvenience.
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