Al Qaeda confirms Bin Laden’s death
Al Qaeda has confirmed the death of its leader Osama Bin Laden, according to a statement attributed to the group which was posted on jihadist internet forums.
The statement said his blood would not be “wasted” and that al-Qaeda would continue attacking the US and allies.
It described Bin Laden’s death as a “curse” for the US and urged an uprising in Pakistan, the statement.
The world’s most want man was shot dead on Monday when US commandos stormed his compound in town of Abbottabad, Pakistan.
The statement published on jihadist web forums said an audiotape would be released of the Al Qaeda leader speaking a week before his death.
“[Osama Bin Laden’s blood] will remain, with permission from Allah, the Almighty, a curse that chases the Americans and their agents, and goes after them inside and outside their countries,” it warned.
“Their happiness will turn into sorrow, and their blood will be mixed with their tears.
We call upon our Muslim people in Pakistan, on whose land Sheikh Osama was killed, to rise up and revolt.”
The statement appeared on jihadist web forums
Tension in Pakistani are running high following the killing. Many are angry at what they see as a US infringement of their country’s sovereignty.
They are also critical of Pakistan’s government for allowing the commando operation to happen, although officials deny they were told.
Several rallies have been across the country in protest.