On a day when the White House declined to release photos of Osama bin Laden’s corpse, the Reuters news agency released a series of bloody pictures of the attack’s aftermath in bin Laden’s hideout in Abbottabad.
The images depict the deaths of three men who were with the al-Qaeda leader when he was killed in his Pakistani compound.
A spokesperson for the wire service said it bought the photos from an unidentified Pakistani security agent who had entered the house in Abbottabad an hour after U.S. commandos raided it. On Sunday, Navy SEALs shot bin Laden to death and took his body with them, according to the Washington Post.
Photographs acquired by Reuters and taken about an hour after the U.S. assault on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad in Pakistan show three dead men lying in pools of blood, but no weapons.
The photos, taken by a Pakistani security official who entered the compound after the early morning raid on Monday, show two men dressed in traditional Pakistani garb and one in a t-shirt, with blood streaming from their ears, noses and mouths, according to Reuters.
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