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Brown On Bin Laden Death: ‘Great Day For America’

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The hideout of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is pictured after his death by US Special Forces in a ground operation in Abbottabad on May 2, 2011. Pakistan said that the killing of Osama bin Laden in a US operation was a 'major setback' for terrorist organisations and a 'major victory' in the country's fight against militancy. AFP PHOTO/Farooq NAEEM (Photo credit FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images)

The hideout of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is pictured after his death by US Special Forces in a ground operation in Abbottabad on May 2, 2011. Pakistan said that the killing of Osama bin Laden in a US operation was a ‘major setback’ for terrorist organisations and a ‘major victory’ in the country’s fight against militancy. AFP PHOTO/Farooq NAEEM (Photo credit FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images)

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is calling the death of Osama bin Laden “a great day for America.”

The Republican said in a statement that the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks “has finally gotten what he deserves.”

Democratic Sen. John Kerry, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, said bin Laden’s death closes a chapter in the nation’s war against extremists, but warned that the death does not end the threat and that the nation must remain vigilant.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Rod Fritz spoke with Sen. Brown.

Gov. Deval Patrick sent his thanks to President Obama, the soldiers and the intelligence officials who carried out the mission to get bin Laden, and called for America to unite as it did after the 9/11 attacks.

More than 200 Massachusetts residents or people with strong ties to the state died on Sept. 11, 2001.

U.S. forces raided bin Laden’s heavily guarded compound in a suburb of Pakistan’s capital late Sunday, killing him, his son and several associates.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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