Monday, May 2, 2011

Hamid Karzai: bin Laden strike can end terror

By Associated Press

Photo by AP
Afghan men point at a television screen as the killing of Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden is announced at TV shop in Kabul, Afghanistan Monday. 
KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan President Hamid Karzai says the death of Osama bin Laden in a strike in Pakistan proves that the fight against terrorists should be focused on the neighboring country. He says he hopes bin Laden’s death will mean the end of terrorism.
Karzai tells an assembly of district government officials Monday that this is "a very important day" and that bin Laden received his due punishment.
The hall erupted into applause following the comment.
He said the death of bin Laden in Pakistan proves he was correct in chastising international forces for concentrating their fight in Afghan villages rather than insurgent safe havens abroad.
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