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HuJi confirms Kashmiri killed in a drone attack

Press Trust Of India
Jun 04, 2011 at 05:20pm IST

Islamabad: Banned terror group Harkat-ul Jehad-al Islami on Saturday confirmed the death of its commander Illyas 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.

HuJi confirms Kashmiri killed in a drone attack

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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