White House: High vigilance after bin Laden raid

May 13, 2011 - 12:44 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it's continuing in a state of high vigilance following the mission against Osama bin Laden and is focused on the fact that terrorists may launch fresh attacks to avenge his death.

Spokesman Jay Carney commented Friday after a pair of Taliban suicide bombings in Pakistan killed at least 80 people. The al-Qaida linked militant group that claimed responsibility cited anger at Pakistan for failing to stop the U.S. raid that killed bin Laden there on May 1.

Carney said the Obama administration takes very seriously the fact that al-Qaida is weakened, but not dead. He added that it remains vigilant about the fact that terrorists, whether they are organized or lone wolves, may try to respond with revenge attacks.