Local Man Sohaib Athar Live-Tweets Osama Bin Laden Raid

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

A man in Abbottabad was apparently sending live tweets about the operation to kill Osama Bin Laden without even knowing exactly what he was doing.

According to a report on BoingBoing.com, the man named Sohaib Athar heard the U.S. helicopters and tweeted:

Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1am (is a rare event).

He then went on to tweet what he was hearing:

It was only later that he learned what happened. He tweeted:

Uh oh, now I'm the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it.

The media have been apparently trying to contact him -- he apologized to reporters for not getting back to all of them.

Finally he wrote:

Bin Laden is dead. I didn't kill him. Please let me sleep now.