June 4, 2011 / 11:10 AM / 7 years ago

Key al Qaeda operative killed in U.S. drone strike in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, June 4 (Reuters) - Senior al Qaeda operative Ilyas Kashmiri, regarded as one of the most dangerous militants in the world, was killed by a U.S. drone aircraft missile strike in Pakistan, an intelligence official and local media said on Saturday.

The death of the Pakistani militant was another intelligence coup for the United States after U.S. special forces killed Osama bin Laden in a town close to Islamabad on May 2. (Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Robert Birsel)

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