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Jun042011

Top Al Qaeda Militant Believed Dead After Drone Attack

Stocktrek Images/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD, Pakistan) -- Reports out of Pakistan say that top al Qaeda militant Ilyas Kashmiri, was killed in a U.S. drone attack in South Waziristan on Friday night.

Kashmiri, the leader of the 313 Brigade terrorist organization, was reportedly targeted in a compound in Laman village South of Wana. While members of the 313 Brigade say Kashmiri was in fact killed, U.S. officials did not immediately confirm his death.

One source tells ABC News that following the drone attack, most of the bodies in the compound were destroyed beyond recognition, and that there were body parts scattered all over.

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