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Protest held over bin Laden killing

More than 1,500 supporters from a pro-Taliban Islamic party have rallied in south-western Pakistan to condemn the killing of al Qaida chief Osama bin Laden by US forces a year ago.

The protest came a day after President Barack Obama visited neighbouring Afghanistan on the anniversary of bin Laden's killing.

A spokesman for the Jamiat-e-Ulema Pakistan Party said more than 1,500 supporters burned US flags the rally in the south-western city of Quetta.

Spokesman Abdul Sattar Chisti said the party handed out free food to hundreds of needy people.

Muslims distribute food to seek God's blessings for their beloved ones after their death.

US commandos killed bin Laden in a secret operation last year without informing Pakistan in advance.

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