ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan (WXYZ) - A man by the name of Sohaib Athar has become known as the, “Man who live blogged the Osama raid without knowing it,” according to his blog www.reallyvirtual.com .
Athar who uses the Twitter handles @ReallyVirtual currently lives in Abbottabad, Pakistan according to his Twitter profile where he is, “an IT consultant taking a break from the rat-race by hiding in the mountains with his laptop.”
Beginning around 1:00 a.m. (PKT) Athar tweeted, “Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event).
Over the course of the next several hours Athar continued to tweet about the situation not knowing it was a small team of Americans carrying out an attack on Osama bin Laden.
Shortly after his initial tweet Athar said, “A huge window shaking bang here in Abbottabad Cantt. I hope it’s not the start of something nasty,” and “…all silent after the blast, but a friend heard it 6 km away too… helicopter is gone too.”
It wasn’t until 8:30 a.m. (PKT) time that Athar learned and shared the news of bin Laden’s death with the tweet, “Osama bin Laden killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan: ISI has confirmed it.”
Athar currently has 20,000 followers and climbing.
For Athar’s entire twitter feed visit: ReallyVirtual Twitter page .
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