Ilyas Kashmiri killed in US drone strike, confirms HuJI

Ilyas Kashmiri
Islamabad, Jun 4: Banned terror group Harkat-ul Jehad-al Islami today (June 4) confirmed the death of its commander Ilyas Kashmiri in a US drone strike, Pakistani TV channels reported.

HuJI spokesperson Abu Hanzala issued a statement in which it said it would take revenge from the US for Kashmiri's death, Dawn news and other channels reported.

The channels said they had received a fax message from HuJI confirming the 47-year-old Kashmiri's death. The al-Qaeda-linked terrorist was a key suspect in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

BBC Urdu had earlier reported that Kashmiri was among nine militants killed in a US drone strike in the South Waziristan tribal region.

The US drones targeted a location 20 km from Wana, one of the main towns in South Waziristan late last night.

A drone fired two missiles at the spot and two more missiles were fired after a short interval, local residents were quoted as saying by BBC Urdu.


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