Bin Laden death 'good news': Germany

2nd May 2011, Comments 0 comments

The death of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden is "good news" for all who love peace, but his demise does not mean "terrorism" has been defeated, Germany's foreign minister said Monday.

"Osama bin Laden was one of the world's most brutal terrorists. He has the lives of thousands of innocent people on his conscience," Guido Westerwelle said in a statement.

"It is good news for all the people of the world who love peace and think freely that the bloody work of this terrorist has been stopped."

He added however: "This does not mean of course that the struggle against terrorism and extremism is over yet. We must continue to be vigilant."

Talking on public radio, he said: "It cannot be ruled out that there are other accomplices who will try again to carry out appalling deeds throughout the world now that Osama bin Laden has been stopped."

© 2011 AFP

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