LONDON - The house where Osama Bin Laden was shot dead by US Navy Seals is to be flattened by rocket-propelled grenades and then bulldozed, reported The Sun on Tuesday.

Military chiefs in Pakistan plan a spectacular blitz in front of TV cameras to prevent the walled complex becoming a sick shrine to the Al-Qaeda chief.

Interior Minister Rehman Malik said: “We will hit it like an enemy fort. But first we must erase everything related to Bin Laden from our country.”

Pakistan has been stung by claims it turned a blind eye to the hideout in Abbottabad, 30 miles from Islamabad. Intelligence officers have completed a forensic trawl and Arabic translators are wading through 187,000 documents seized after Bin Laden’s death last May.

The demolition will take place next month. Chief military spokesman Major General Athar Abbas said US and European officials will be invited. He said: “It will be a big event.”

APP adds: The spokesman of ISPR clarified the remarks attributed to ISPR Director General regarding demolition of Osama bin Laden’s house. The spokesman said that remarks in an article by Nick Parker published in ‘The Sun’, regarding demolition of Osama house attributed to ISPR Director General, are totally baseless.

The ISPR DG never spoke to any reporter of ‘The Sun’ as quoted in the news report, the spokesman said.