ABBOTTABAD (AFP) - Conspiracy theories fanned by distrust of the United States raced like wildfire through the quiet town after revelations Osama bin Laden had been killed on their doorstep. Nestled in pine-dotted hills, the Bilal suburb of the relatively well-off garrison town of Abbottabad was the last place in Pakistan where people would ever imagine the worlds most wanted man lying low. Unlike other parts, many people wear Western dress. Unlike bin Ladens native Saudi Arabia, women drive cars and no-one who spoke to AFP said they had ever seen an Arab. Neighbours only realised something was wrong when helicopters roared overhead in the dead of night, followed by loud explosions and gunfire, jolting them from their sleep. But it was not until they switched on their televisions that they heard US President Barack Obama announce the worlds most-wanted terrorist, with a $25 million price on his head, had been killed in their midst. Residents quickly went from astonished to disbelieving, delving into conspiracy theories that run deep in Pakistan and are underpinned by widespread suspicion towards the governments official ally in the war on terror. Bashir Qureshi, 61, who lives just a bean field away from where bin Laden was shot and whose windows were blown out in the raid, was dismissive. Nobody believes it. Weve never seen any Arabs around here, he said laughing. They (the US) said they had thrown his body to the sea This is wrong, he was not here. Even a policeman guarding the site questioned the motive for his posting. I dont believe he was there. We were called to come at 3:00 am (2230 GMT Sunday) but weve seen nothing, the operation was already over, he said. Shakil Ahmed, who works for a pharmaceutical company, said he believed that the US desire to pull 130,000 international troops out of Afghanistan and wrap up a 10-year war against the Taliban was a motive for peddling lies. The US wants to quit Afghanistan. They are saying Osama is dead so they can have an excuse.