Sohaib Athar, an IT Consultant living in the affluent city of Abbottabad, Pakistan hopped on Twitter the other night when the sound of helicopters flying over head at 1 am was keeping him from sleep. Complaining of the choppers and other loud banging noises, Athar was of course unaware that he was documenting the most significant strike in the 10 year war on terror.

"Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event)," Abthar tweeted. He went on to openly query about the unusual military presence.

"A huge window shaking bang here in Abbottabad... I hope it's not the start of something nasty. :-S."

Read more of the impromptu firsthand coverage over at Business Insider. According to statements from U.S. officials, the strike that killed Osama Bin Laden took place over 40 minutes.

[Business Insider]