Ilyas Kashmiri, the next Osama: US
Considered the 'world's most wanted man' by counter terrorism organisations across three continents, the 40-year-old Kashmiri, is seen as a terror successor to Osama bin Laden, CNN reported quoting top United States intelligence officials.
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Image: 40-year-old Ilyas Kashmiri heads the Pakistan-based terror group Harkat-ul-Jehad-Islami
Photographs: Mian Kursheed/Reuters
Kashmiri's next target: 26/11-style attack in Europe, US
Now, American and European security agencies believe that Kashmiri is trying to infiltrate highly-trained terrorists into Europe and US to launch coordinated 26/11 attack in cities Paris, Berlin and London, CNN said.
Image: Kashmiri is suspected to have masterminded the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai
Photographs: Arko Datta/Reuters
10,000 militants trained for another 26/11
The TV network said that as many as 10,000 foreign fighters were in Pakistan's tribal territories who were been trained to carry out suicide attacks.
In a rare interview with Asia Times Online last year in north Waziristan, Kashmiri boasted that Mumbai attacks were nothing compared to "what has already been planned for the future".
Image: Terror camps have been set up in Pakistan's tribal areas to train terrorists to carry out suicide attacks
Kashmiri's role in German Bakery blast
Image: Kashmiri wants to spread terror beyond south Asia
Did Kashmiri want to eliminate Musharraf?
CNN said Kashmiri was a veteran jihadist who in early years infiltrated into Kashmir and also fought Russians in Afghanistan, where he lost his eye.After falling foul of his ISI sponsors, Kashmiri was arrested in connection with a plot to assassinate Pervez Musharraf in 2003, but was strangely released short time later.
Image: Kashmiri was held for plotting Pervez Musharraf's assassination in 2003
Photographs: Luke MacGregor/Reuters
Al Qaeda's friend, world's foe
European intelligence officials are now anxious "the future" may be imminent and Kashmiri who has been prescribed "outlaw" by US security agencies may be directing the new terror strikes.