May 2, 2011 / 7:45 AM / 6 years ago

Pakistan says bin Laden's death a "major setback" to militancy

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan said on Monday that Osama bin Laden's death was a major setback to terrorist organisations around the world.

"This operation was conducted by the U.S. Forces in accordance with declared U.S. policy that Osama bin Laden will be eliminated in a direct action by the U.S. Forces, wherever found in the world," the foreign ministry said in a statement

Reporting by Zeeshan Haider and Augustine Anthony; Editing by Rebecca Conway

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