Life at Abbottabad, where Islamist militant group Al-Qaida's former leader, the dreaded Osama bin Laden, was finally killed, has returned to normal. The terrorist leader was killed in a firefight with US forces on2 May, in a large mansion in the town, which is in north-west Pakistan. The mansion was later demolished

Despite the administration of US President Barack Obama refusing to release photographs or DNA evidence of a dead bin Laden, the town where he died suddenly gained worldwide attention. Furthermore, the controversy surrounding his dead body - reportedly buried at sea - was cleared only when the terrorist group confirmed his death, on 6 May.

The US government faced, and continues, to face criticism over the potential violation of several tenets of international law concerning the legal and ethical aspects of killing. Amnesty International asked US and Pakistani authorities to clarify aspects of the operation.

"We are seeking information from the US and Pakistani authorities on how many people were in the compound at the time of the operation, what happened to them and specifically what is the status and current whereabouts of the survivors," Claudio Cordone, Senior Director at Amnesty International, said in a statement issued on 4 May.

The Senior Director also said the White House had been quoted as saying bin Laden was unarmed; if that was indeed true, Amnesty argued, the circumstances of his killings were questionable.

"Given that he was not armed, it is not clear how he resisted arrest and whether an attempt was made to capture him rather than kill him," Cordone explained.

Meanwhile, back in Abbottabad, a year after the raid and killing of the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks on the US' World Trade Center, residents have gone back to leading usual quiet lives, in what is actually a picturesque, mountain town.

Check out some photos of Abbottabad and the demolished compound where bin Laden was killed.