Wednesday, March 15, 2006


A reporter travels deep into the heart of Tora Bora to see where Bin Laden hid from U.S. forces after the fall of the Taliban...
THE huge, air-conditioned rooms, running hot and cold water, porcelain loos and the giant concrete arches reveal a surprising degree of comfort and luxury.

Then you see the grisly reminders of the terror that once lurked here, 100ft beneath the Afghan countryside.

A leg, an arm, fragments of bone and bits of cloth lying among the rubble.

This is the elaborate underground bunker Osama bin Laden built for his key aide, Taliban leader Mullah Omar, and his most trusted al-Qaeda fighters. And I am the first journalist to set foot here.