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Karzai: Bin Laden could be next

U.S. officials believe bin Laden hiding on Pakistan-Afghanistan border
U.S. officials believe bin Laden hiding on Pakistan-Afghanistan border

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(CNN) -- The capture of Saddam Hussein shows terrorists like Osama bin Laden that they will be found and stopped, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said.

"Fugitives, criminals cannot hide forever, and Saddam Hussein's capture proved that," Karzai told CNN on Monday.

Referring to the leader of the al Qaeda terror group, he added: "Sooner or later, Osama and Mullah Omar will also be found," he said.

Omar, leader of the Taliban that controlled Afghanistan, disappeared when the United States deposed the Taliban in December 2001.

There are persistent reports from coalition intelligence sources that he is in western Afghanistan, particularly in the Kandahar region, once a stronghold of the Taliban, and nearby provinces.

A number of audiotapes have been released purporting to carry the voice of bin Laden.

Karzai said the capture of Saddam would "definitely have a psychological impact on the whole network of terrorists and terrorism. And it will prove to them that they cannot hide and yet kill people.

"They will be found and terrorism stopped."

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