These were the angry scenes across Pakistan today as Muslims staged protests against the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.

Hundreds of people marched through Multan, burning U.S. flags and waving placards as they warned the terrorist’s death could produce many more radical figures to take his place.

It comes after crowds of weeping mourners were pictured offering funeral prayers for the Al Qaeda mastermind widely blamed for thousands of deaths at 9/11.

Hate: Pakistani men burn a U.S. flag during angry protests at the killing of Osama Bin Laden in MultanHate: Pakistani men burn a U.S. flag during angry protests at the killing of Osama Bin Laden in Multan

Warning: The protesters claimed the Al Qaeda mastermind's death would produce many more radical terrorists
Warning: The protesters claimed the Al Qaeda mastermind's death would produce many more radical terrorists

Warning: The protesters claimed the Al Qaeda mastermind’s death would produce many more radical terrorists

They will heap further pressure on the British government to justify the £650million aid package sent to a country where so many appear to hate us.

Only today Lashkar-e-Taiba – the militants behind the Mumbai terror attack – said Bin Laden’s ‘martyrdom’ would not be in vain.

David Cameron today however insisted it was in Britain’s national interest to continue to co-operate with Pakistan in the fight against terrorism as debate intensified over a £650m aid package handed the country just weeks ago.

The Prime Minister said there were ‘searching questions’ for the Pakistani government to answer after U.S. special forces tracked down the Al Qaeda leader to a large villa complex close to the country’s leading military academy.

Grief: Tears for the terrorist
Grief for Bin Laden

Grief: Supporters of Janatut Dawa react while offering funeral prayers for terrorist Osama Bin Laden in Karachi

Reflection: Supporters of Pakistan's religious party Jamatut Dawa offer funeral prayers for Bin LadenReflection: Supporters of Pakistan’s religious party Jamatut Dawa offer funeral prayers for Bin Laden

He said the terrorist leader’s ability to live in a large house there showed he had an ‘extensive support network’ in the country and it was right to ask ‘searching questions’ about that.

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But in a statement to MPs, he stressed that Pakistan had suffered more at the hands of terrorism than any other nation.

‘I believe it is in Britain’s national interest to recognise that we share the same struggle against terrorism,’ he said. ‘That’s why we will continue to work with our Pakistani counterparts on intelligence gathering, tracing plots and taking action to stop them.’

Tears for a terrorist: Supporters of Pakistan's religious party Jamatut Dawa offer funeral prayers for Osama Bin Laden in Karachi, PakistanTears for a terrorist: Supporters of Pakistan’s religious party Jamatut Dawa offer funeral prayers for Osama Bin Laden in Karachi, Pakistan

David Cameron addressing MPs in the House of Commons following the death of Osama bin Laden
Tory MP Philip Davies says Britain should not give money to Pakistan

David Cameron, appearing (left) in Parliament today, insisted it was in Britain’s national interest to continue to help Pakistan but Tory Philip Davies (right) says Britain should not give the developing country money

He acknowledged however the disclosure that Bin Laden had been living in a large house in the town of Abbottabad, 60 miles from the capital Islamabad, suggested he had a support network in the country.

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