Illyas Kashmiri

  • 26/11: US confident of bringing other 6 charged to justice January 25, 2013

    Chicago: The United States has said it will continue to bring to justice the other six people named in Mumbai terror attacks case, including Lashkar-e-Toiba leaders. "They are fugitives. If we can ever get our hands on them, we will try to arrest them, or have them arrested depending on...
  • 'Osama wanted Illyas Kashmiri to target Obama' May 4, 2012

    Washington: Osama bin Laden had planned to kill US President Barack Obama and General David Petraeus, who then was the top US commander in Afghanistan, and had issued instructions to Illyas Kashmiri to set up two units to target planes carrying them. According to the documents seized from the Abbottabad safe-house...
  • 'Kashmiri tasked Headley to synchronise attacks' December 25, 2011

    New Delhi: American-born terrorist David Headley's return after the Mumbai terror strikes of 2008 was to give final touches to synchronised terror strikes on Jewish houses located in five cities, including the national capital on instructions of al-Qaeda operative Illyas Kashmiri. Piecing together the 293-day trail of Headley, the NIA, which...
  • Al Qaeda planning to target India: Govt August 10, 2011

    New Delhi: India on Wednesday said it had intelligence inputs that al Qaeda and its commander Ilyas Kashmiri were planning to target the country. "There are some intelligence inputs, though not specific, regarding plan to target India by al Qaeda and Ilyas Kashmiri," Minister of State for Home Affairs Jitendra Singh...
  • 10 militants killed in US drone attack in Pak June 15, 2011

    Islamabad: US drones targeted two compounds in the restive South Waziristan tribal region in Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least 10 suspected militants. The drones fired four missiles at the compounds in Karikot and Doogh areas near Wana, the main town in South Waziristan Agency, TV news channels quoted officials as...
  • 26/11: Rana's acquittal will remain a mystery June 11, 2011

    Chicago: It will remain a mystery for ever as to why the 12-member jury of a Chicago court acquitted Tahawwur Husain Rana from his involvement in the Mumbai terrorist attack that killed more than 160 people, as charged by federal prosecutors in one of the three counts. As the 12-member jury...
  • US court defers verdict on 26/11 accused Rana June 10, 2011

    Chicago: The verdict on 26/11 accused Tahawwur Hussain Rana has been deferred as the Jury of a Chicago court continues deliberations on his fate. The 12-member Jury held deliberations through Wednesday and will continue to do so on Thursday. There are three charges levelled against Rana - helping the 26/11 attackers,...
  • ISI aided Kashmiri killing: ex-Pak official June 6, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan apparently aided the killing of the dreaded al Qaeda linked terrorist Illyas Kashmiri, who had come to figure as the most wanted terrorist for the security establishment. "I think certainly, ISI has played a role in the particular US drone attack (that killed Kashmiri and nine others in South...
  • HuJi confirms Kashmiri killed in a drone attack June 4, 2011

    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...
  • Qaeda's Illyas Kashmiri killed in US drone strike June 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Harkat-ul Jihad al-Islami (HuJI) chief Illyas Kashmiri, a key suspect in the November 2008 Mumbai carnage, was killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan's South Waziristan. According to a BBC Urdu report, Kashmiri was killed along with nine other terrorists in the latest drone strikes in South...
  • ISI scripted 26/11: Shahzad's book tells all June 2, 2011

    New Delhi: According to murdered Pakistani journalist Saleem Shahzad's book, Al Qaeda linked Illyas Kashmiri used an old ISI plan to script the devastating Mumbai terror attacks. In his book, 'Inside Al-Qaeda and the Taliban - beyond bin Laden and 9/11, the 41-year-old reporter has written that Pakistan's intelligence agency -...
  • Capture Kashmiri, Omar by July: US warns Pak June 2, 2011

    New Delhi: The US getting tough on Pakistan. It has given the country a deadline till July to capture five most wanted al Qaeda and Taliban terrorists. Pakistani security forces have been asked to capture al-Zawahiri, Mullah Omar, Illyas Kashmiri, Sirajuddin Haqqani and Atia Abdur Rehman either in a unilateral or...
  • I made a 'fool' of Rana: David Headley June 1, 2011

    Chicago: Pakistani-American LeT operative David Coleman Headley on Tuesday said that he made a "fool" of Tahawwur Husssain Rana by involving him in the 26/11 Mumbai attack conspiracy. "I made a fool of him (Rana). Poor fellow was stuck in this for no fault of his. I made a fool of...
  • Al Qaeda had plan to kill Lockheed CEO: Headley June 4, 2011

    Chicago: The Mumbai attack trial in a US court resumed on Tuesday with co-accused David Headley testifying that al Qaeda leader Illyas Kashmiri had a plan to kill CEO of Lockheed Martin in frustration over drone attacks along the Af-Pak border. Headley, a Pakistani-American, said this while being cross-examined by defence...
  • US gives list of five terrorists to Pak: Report May 28, 2011

    Islamabad: The US has drawn up a list of five terrorists, including Illyas Kashmiri who has been linked to the Mumbai attacks, it expects Pakistan to provide intelligence about immediately and possibly target in joint operations, according to a media report on Saturday. The list was discussed during three meetings between...
  • 'C'hagen terror plan was to behead hostages' May 27, 2011

    Chicago: Working on a plot more sinister than Mumbai attack, David Headley and his Pakistani handlers, Illyas Kashmiri in particular, were to behead the heads of the hostages and throw the heads out of the window for their planned terrorist strike in Copenhagen. Luckily for the world, Headley, a 26/11 co-accused...
  • Illyas Kashmiri may succeed Osama: US officials June 4, 2011

    Washington: Former Pakistani commando Illyas Kashmiri, cited as one of the masterminds of a plot for a series of "Mumbai-style" attacks in European cities in 2010, could replace Osama bin Laden as the new terrorist head of Al Qaeda, according to US officials. The bearded Kashmiri, who is also named in...
  • US announces $ 5 mn for info on Illyas Kashmiri June 4, 2011

    Washington: United States has announced an reward of $ 5 million to anyone who provides information and helps in the arrest of Mohammad Illyas Kashmiri, a key suspect in the Mumbai terrorist attack. The State department said Kashmiri is the commander of the terrorist organization Harakat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (HUJI), which supports al-Qaeda,...
  • US puts HuJI on terror list, slaps sanctions June 4, 2011

    Washington: The US on Friday declared Pakistan-based HuJI as a foreign terrorist organisation and slapped sanctions on its commander Mohammad Illyas Kashmiri, believed to have been in close contact with Lashkar-e-Taiba operative David Headley, for their terrorist activities in India and Pakistan. HUJI and Kashmiri have been involved in a series...
  • No progress as Pak snubs India's 26/11 proof June 4, 2011

    Thimphu: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will reach Thimphu early on Wednesday, setting the stage for India and Pakistan to hijack yet another SAARC summit. Singh could meet his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani in Bhutan's capital Thimphu on Wednesday and Thursday, but no major breakthrough is expected, given Islamabad's...