Pakistani TV station broadcasts footage of fire said to be at Bin Laden compound [VIDEO]

Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

A Pakistani TV station broadcast footage of a fire said to be at the compound near Islamabad where Osama bin Laden was killed Sunday.

President Obama announced the death to the world, saying the Al Qaeda leader died in a firefight with U.S. special forces. No Americans were injured in the raid, Obama said, although a senior official said that one of the helicopters used in the operation was damaged and had to be destroyed.

Photos: Osama bin Laden is dead

Pakistani security forces sealed off the area, turning journalists away.


The footage, which could not be independently verified, is grainy and difficult to make out.

Bin Laden’s body was buried at sea within hours of the fatal attack, according to U.S. authorities.