Pakistan’s former military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, has declared the death of Osama bin Laden as a positive step, however has reprimanded the US for launching aggressive military action within Pakistan.
“American troops crossing the border of Afghanistan and putting in an action in Attabad violates the sovereignty of Pakistan. This is an extreme sensitivity,” Musharraf said.
He also said that the vast majority of Pakistanis would be relived at bin Laden’s death. But the extremist minority ‘may agitate’.
Meantime, the CIA has warned that al-Qaeda will ‘almost certainly’ seek revenge after their leader Osama bin Laden was killed in the US-led operation in Pakistan.
The man who masterminded the September 11th attacks was buried at sea in the early hours of Monday morning, after he was shot dead at a villa in the town of Abbottabad.
“Though bin Laden is dead, al-Qaeda is not. The terroists almost certainly will attempt to avenge him,” CIA Director Leon Panetta said.
by Jeff Millins