Osama’s death will encourage war: Afghan Taliban

May 7th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban Kabul, May 7 (IANS) The death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden will boost morale of insurgents to seek martyrdom and encourage them in the war against US and NATO forces, said Afghan Taliban in a statement issued Saturday.

Osama was killed May 2 by US commandos who stormed his hideout in Pakistan’s Abbottabad city.

The Taliban outfit fighting Afghan and NATO forces said in the statement Osma’s death will further serve to increase morale of insurgents, reported Xinhua.

Osama’s death has raised fears among war-weary Afghans of revenge attacks by Taliban against Afghan and NATO-led troops in Afghanistan.

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