The killing of Osama bin Laden by US commandos is a "victory for all democracies," Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said Monday, DPA reported.
"It is a great result against evil and a victory for all democracies," Berlusconi said speaking in Milan.
"But we musn't drop our guard because there could be retaliatory attacks (by terrorists)," Berlusconi added.
Earlier in a statement, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini described the al-Qaeda leader's killing as a "victory of good over evil."
"A victory made possible by the determination of the United States in pursuing the person responsible for the most tragic episode of the beginning of this century: September 11 and several other massacres," Frattini said.