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Al-Qaeda reacts to bin Laden death

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Al-Qaeda has confirmed the death of Osama bin Laden and vowed to continue attacking the USA and its allies. A statement attributed to the group was posted on jihadist internet forums.

The militant organisation claims its leader’s killing will turn out to be a “curse” for America.

It also calls for an uprising in Pakistan, the country in which bin Laden was killed by US special forces and where he is reported to have been hidden for at least the last six years.

Many Pakistanis are unhappy at what they see as an infringement of their sovereignty by America on Monday.

Several rallies have been taking place across the country in protest at the raid.