KABUL - Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday described Osama Bin Laden the murderer of Afghans, after the news emerged about Osama's death in an operation conducted by US forces near Pakistani capital.
President Karzai called on the Taliban to take Osama Bin Laden's death as a lesson and renounce violence.
The death of Osama Bin Laden in Abbotabad, near Islamabad and just a few hundred meters from the key Pakistani Military Academy, proves that Afghan government and Afghans were right emphasizing insurgent hideouts were outside Afghan borders.
"Afghan nation has given a lot of sacrifices in the fight to rescue itself from terrorism. And it is now proved that war on terror should not be fought in Afghan villages, suburbs and houses," Karzai said. "War on terror cannot be taken to Afghan villages and houses where there are no terrorists."
President Karzai called on NATO and the United States to come to an understanding that the battlefield of war on terror is not in Afghanistan, but outside Afghan borders.
Karzai said NATO and the US should not forget but they should respect sacrifices of Afghans.
Afghans are committed to international community in the fight against terrorism, but they shouldn't be sacrificed and get killed, Karzai said.
Osama Bin Laden, the one responsible for the death of thousands of innocent civilians all around the globe, was killed in Pakistan as Pakistani Premier in a recent visit to Kabul denied presence of al-Qaeda and the Taliban leaders in his country.
Afghan Lawmakers in reaction to the death of Osama said the incident is an indication that leader of al-Qaeda was not hiding in Pakistan's tribal belts, but he was living like a guest being hosted by Pakistani spy agency near Islamabad.
Senators said Osama Bin Laden's death is a massive achievement for the international community in particular to the United States.
The report has also been welcomed by Afghans here in Kabul. Afghans nationwide said Osama's death is beneficial to world Muslims and especially to Afghans.
"He was the most hateful person. He was not only an enemy of the world, but of Islam too," Obaidullah Azizyar, 27, said in Kabul.
Afghans view Osama Bin Laden as an enemy of Islam and humanity. (Tolo News)