By Octavio Abea
Pakistani authorities demolished Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad where he was killed by U.S. Navy Seal commandos in May of last year.
The area around the compound was sealed off by security forces before crews with heavy machinery broke through the concrete perimeter and tore down the three-story house, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.
A Pakistani military official told CNN that this action was taken in order keep the compound from becoming shrine for bin Laden's followers and to cut ties with the terrorist.
Rashid Khan, a professor of international relations at the University of Sargodha, told Bloomberg that the military probably wanted to get rid of the building because it was a reminder of their intelligence failure.
In May 2011 Navy Seal Team Six raided the compound and killed bin Laden on the top floor finally putting an end to the al Qaeda leader, CNN reports.