Thursday, 5 May 2011
He wrote: "Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event)."
Soon after, he reported the sound of an explosion, now known to have been US forces blowing up their damaged helicopter.
"A huge window shaking bang here in Abbottabad Cantt. I hope its not the start of something nasty :-S"
Technology correspondent, BBC News On Twitter:
Already this is being described as another huge day for the micro-blogging service.
"Twitter just had its CNN moment", as one American website put it, comparing this event with the first Gulf War, where millions suddenly woke up to the fact that cable news was the place to observe a war unfold in real-time.
Such is the power of this network that it has become the key resource for older media trying to stay ahead of events.
A journalist who does not use Twitter is now like one who abjures the mobile phone.