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India says Osama's killing in Pakistan, matter of concern for India

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, May 2, IRNA -- India said on Monday that killing of global terrorist Osama bin Laden 'deep inside Pakistan' was a matter of grave concern as it underlines New Delhi's apprehension that terrorists belonging to different organisations find sanctuary in that country.

'We take note with grave concern that part of the statement in which President Obama said that the fire fight in which Osama Bin Laden was killed took place in Abbotabad 'deep inside Pakistan'.'

'This fact underlines our concern that terrorists belonging to different organisations find sanctuary in Pakistan,' Home Minister P Chidambaram said in a statement.

The Minister said the perpetrators of Mumbai terror attack, including the controllers and handlers of the terrorists, continue to be sheltered in Pakistan.

'We once again call upon the Government of Pakistan to arrest the persons whose names have been handed over to the Interior Minister of Pakistan as well as provide voice samples of certain persons who are suspected to be among the controllers and handlers of the terrorists,' he said.

Chidambaram said that earlier today the US government informed New Delhi that bin Laden had been killed by security forces somewhere 'deep inside Pakistan'.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30367794

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