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Ilyas Kashmiri killed in US drone strike
Published on 5 Jun. 2011 12:19 AM IST
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Ilyas Kashmiri, one of the five most wanted terrorist leaders by the US, has been killed in Pakistan’s northwest tribal area of South Waziristan, Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI), a terrorist group affiliated to Al Qaeda, confirmed. Kashmiri was HuJI’s chief.
The death was confirmed Saturday by Abu Hanzla, who identified himself as HuJI’s spokesman, in a letter faxed to local media, Xinhua reported.
Pakistan’s state-run TV channel PTV also quoted government officials as saying that nine militants including Ilyas Kashmiri were killed and 22 others injured in the US drone strike in South Waziristan

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