Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 05/02/2011

Afghanistan reacts to Osama bin Laden death


Afghan men watch television coverage announcing the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden at a local restaurant in Kabul, Afghanistan Monday, May 2, 2011. (Musadeq Sadeq - AP)
In Afghanistan, the death of Osama bin Laden was a shock to both the government and people, who expressed relief as well as worries about the possibility of retaliatory violence and how this might affect the war in their country.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that bin Laden’s death should spur the U.S. to make more progress in Afghanistan.

The Washington Post’s Josh Partlow, who says the news was “on every television set” in Afghanistan, reports on reactions from the ground in Kabul:

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Photos of reactions from Afghanistan:


Afghan men gathered in Kabul to watch television coverage of the killing of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden a few minutes before the start of news service on a local TV channel at a local restaurant. (Musadeq Sadeq - AP)


Afghan men working at a TV shop in Kabul hug while watching news of the death of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden. (Paula Bronstein - Getty Images)


U.S. service members deployed to Kandahar Airfield watch as President Obama announces the death of bin Laden on May 1. (Reuters)

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