The U-S and British strikes at Afghanistan have been swiftly condemned by Osama bin Laden and Afghanistan's ruling Taleban.
According to a video released by Arabic television Al-Jazeera, Mr. bin Laden called the action a war on Islam.
Meanwhile, Afghanistan's Taleban ambassador in Pakistan denounced the strikes as a terrorist attack. Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef said in a statement issued in Islamabad that his country tried hard to find a solution to this problem but, he said, America has chosen the path of its power and arrogance.
Mr. Zaeef says the U-S strikes are an attack on an independent country and Afghanistan will fight to the last breath.
Meanwhile, the Associated Press quotes several Muslim leaders in Pakistan as denouncing the U-S attacks.
A spokesman for the militant Muslim group Harakat ul-Mujahedeen condemned the military strikes on Kabul as a brutal attack against innocent people.
The group fights for independence of Indian-ruled Kashmir.