Afghanistan not the place of terrorism: Karzai

Last Updated: Mon, May 02, 2011 10:10 hrs

Washington, May 2 (IANS) Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai said Monday that after the announcement of Osama bin Laden being killed in neighbouring Pakistan, the world should believe that his country was 'not the place of terrorism'.

'If the international troops are the true allies of Afghans, now they should come up to say that killing of the Afghans, women, children and elders was not a good idea in the last many years as it was happening on a daily basis,' CNN quoted Karzai as telling RTA TV.

Opposition leader Abdullah Abdullah said bin Laden's killing proved that Pakistan was a 'haven' for terror groups.

'Killing of Osama bin Laden is pleasant news for Afghans, and now it's proven that Al Qaeda and other terrorist organisations are not based in Afghanistan and Pakistan is a haven for them,' he said.