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Bin Laden's death is celebrated
US president says world is now a safer place after NATO strike kills al-Qaeda leader in Pakistan.
Last Modified: 02 May 2011 21:07

Barack Obama, the US president, has praised the work of American special forces in killing Osama Bin Laden and said the world is now a safer place.

The leader of Al Qaeda was killed in the early hours of Monday morning by a NATO air-strike on his compound in the Pakistani town of Abbottabad, near Islamabad, the capital.

Imtiaz Tyab reports from Abbottabad.

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