Kashmiri, who was believed to be the next al-Qaeda chief, was targeted by the US drone in Pakistan's Waziristan, though official confirmation is yet to be declared.
US killed Osama bin Laden in a secret Abbottabad mission and now Ilyas' presence in Pakistan once again proved Pakistan's lies in sheltering the most wanted terrorists and fueling terrorism against other nations.
Citing US' consistent attacks on terrorists, it seems that India should outsource the mission "kill Dawood Ibrahim" to US. India, despite having full knowledge about Dawood's whereabouts in Pakistan, can not attack the D-company's boss. India, constrained with some limitations in international politics, can not kill his its most wanted terrorist Dawood in Pakistan.
Dawood, who started off as a petty criminal in the slums of Mumbai went on to become a dreaded criminal largely due to timid acts of back-stabbing his master and committing crimes covertly. He was also the mastermind of the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts and has from then on fled India.
An Interpol Red Corner Notice, pending against Dawood since 1993, has a clear mention of his address in Karachi's Clifton area. Indian intelligence agencies suspect that Dawood is living a posh life in a safe haven provided by Pakistani intelligence agency, the ISI.
Analysts say that Pakistan government is in full knowledge of Dawood's whereabouts, but are trying to safeguard him as his interrogation by Indian or international police can reveal Pakistan's sinister policy of harbouring and nurturing dreaded terrorists.
Recently, media reports also claimed that Pakistan's ISI and its other terror arm LeT empowered Dawood who started haunting US too. Now, it will be interesting to see how Pakistan will protect its "guest" Dawood if US would take over Kill Dawood project from India.