Osama's AK-47 on display at secret CIA museum

Jul 27, 2013, 01:52 IST | Agencies

The gun found near Osama bin Laden's body when he was killed by US Navy Seals has gone on display at the CIA headquarters.

The CIA’s collection of unique artefacts from 70 years of major historic events, including bin Laden’s gun, are on display to CIA employees only at their secret base at Langley, Virginia.


The AK-47 was recovered from the Abbottabad compound where bin Laden died in a midnight raid in May 2011. It was analysed and found to be a Russian AK-47 with fake Chinese markings.

The markings still remain a mystery, said the curator of the collection. The careful planning of the raid, with the model of the compound that former CIA director Leon Panetta used is also in the collection.
        

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