`Ilyas Kashmiri was killed in Pakistan last month`
Washington: A US news channel has confirmed that Mohammad Ilyas Kashmiri, commander-in-chief of Harakat-ul Jihad-i-Islami (HuJI), was killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan last month.
“CBS News has learned that a US drone strike in Pakistan in June killed senior al Qaeda commander Ilyas Kashmiri,” its website said in a news report.
Kashmiri was believed to be a key planner of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and, according to sources, was also involved in planning terror strikes in Europe last fall, which led to alerts across the continent.
Most recently, Kashmiri was al Qaeda`s military operations chief in Pakistan, and was suspected of plotting attacks against US troops in Afghanistan.
The United States had offered a USD 5 million reward for information leading to Kashmiri.
Although US officials have not confirmed the attack, but the news has already been reported widely in Pakistan, with many Pakistanis welcoming the news, including lawyer, Fareed Abbasi.
"The killing of Ilyas Kashmiri is good for the country and the nation. He was a terrorist who caused damage to our country, our defence institutions, our nation and the humanity," Addasi said.
Download the all new Zee News app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with latest headlines and news stories in Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, Business and much more from India and around the world.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Mumbai: Police arrests 4 schoolboys for raping classmate
- Haryana minister Anil Vij gets into spat with Fatehabad SP Sangeeta Kalia
- Panel discussion on Farooq Abdullah's controversial statement on PoK
- Watch: PM Narendra Modi's full speech in Parliament
- DNA: Heart-wrenching stories of Kashmiri pandits
- Tamasha movie review: Poignant and riveting; Ranbir's the master here!
- Kim Jong-Un issues bizarre diktat, asks North Korean men to copy his hairstyle, women to follow his wife
- Muslim man sends 'talaq' SMS to wife after learning about her gang-rape
- WATCH: Rare CCTV video of Ajmal Kasab and other terrorists of 26/11 Mumbai attacks
- Watch: PM Narendra Modi's speech in Parliament on Constitution debate