Tora Bora is 100% safe, says Gul Agha Sherazi. Getting there through Pakistan and Afghanistan might be somewhat less so. “‘Come To Tora Bora Caves,'” from Sky News, with thanks to Mackie:
There will soon be a new holiday destination for the most intrepid tourists, according to one newspaper.
Osama bin Laden’s infamous Tora Bora caves hideout is reportedly being converted – into a Â£5.3m holiday resort.
It seems hotels and restaurants are being built on mountains overlooking the al Qaeda leader’s secret lair in Afghanistan, says The Sun.
The newspaper quotes a former warlord-turned local governor as saying the area is now completely safe.
Gul Agha Sherazi said: “Tora Bora is world famous – but we want it to be known for tourism, not terrorism,” claims the paper.
Bin Laden hid out in the network of caves in 2001 after the Taliban government was ousted.
It is believed he fled after a US bombing blitz.
Despite the fact two journalists have been killed in the area this month, Sherazi apparently insisted: “Tora Bora is 100% safe”.