Famous Militants Of Pakistan

Militants of Pakistan
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Basic informationHakimullah MehsudIlyas KashmiriKhalid Sheikh Mohammed
Date of Birth1978 – 198110th February 19641st March 1964
Place of Birth1st November 2013  Bhimber, Azad KashmirBaluchistan, Pakistan
Date of DeathSouth Waziristan, Pakistan3rd June 2011Alive
Place of DeathDande Darpa Khel, North Waziristan, PakistanSomewhere in Pakistan by a Drone attackAlive
Age35 years old47 years old56 or 55 years old
School / CollegeVillage madrassa in Hangu District, Drop out of schoolN / AN / A
UniversityNot attemptThe Allama Iqbal University, Karachi’s Jamia Uloom-ul-Islamia,Mechanical designing in North Carolina
Career time2000 – 20131980 – 20111994 – present
AllegianceTehrik-i-Taliban PakistanHarkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (1991–2011)Guantanamo Bay detention camp
OccupationRunning tehrik-i-TalibanRunning Harkat-ul-Jihad al-IslamiArrested (nothing doing)
Famous for2nd Emir of Tehrik-i-Taliban PakistanHarkat-ul-Jihad al-IslamiOsama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda
BattlesWar on Terror; War in North-West PakistanSoviet-Afghan War, Kashmir conflict, War in North-West PakistanHijacking aircraft, Conspiracy, Murder in violation of the laws of war, Attacking civilians, Attacking civilian objects, Intentionally causing serious bodily injury, Destruction of property in violation of the laws of war, Terrorism,

Hakim Ullah Mehsud:

Hakimullah Mehsud was born in 1978 -1981 in Kotkai region, South Waziristan, Pakistan. was a Pakistani assailant who was the emir of Tehrik-I-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).  He was an appointee to officer Baitullah Mehsud and one of the heads of the aggressor bunch Fedayeen al-Islam before the senior Mehsud’s passing in a CIA drone rocket strike[1].

Sunni group says slain Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud isn't 'martyr'
Sunni group says slain Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud isn’t ‘martyr’

Early life:

Hakimullah was born as Jamshed Mehsud in the locale of Kotkai in South Waziristan. Mehsud was taught in a little town madrassa in Hangu District. Baitullah Mehsud likewise went to a similar school yet inevitably dropped out[1].

He had been the TTP’s administrator in the Khyber, Kurram, and Orakzai offices of Pakistan.  He was portrayed as being brought into the world around 1979 and a cousin of Qari Hussain. He was known to be a youthful and forceful field leader, who recently filled in as a driver and was extremely near Baitullah Mehsud. Hakimullah Mehsud kept up connections to al-Qaeda, the Afghan Taliban, and different Pakistani jihadist gatherings, for example, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, and Jaish-e-Mohammed. Reports at first showed he was lethally injured on 14 January 2010 by a U.S. drone attack albeit two recordings delivered by the TTP in 2010 and 2011 demonstrated that he endures the attack. Mehsud was accounted for by Pakistani knowledge to have been slaughtered by a U.S. drone strike on 12 January 2012. However, the Pakistani Taliban denied the case[1].

Militant activities:

Jamshed Mehsud joined his clansman Baitullah in jihad, at first as his protector and aide. He embraced the nom de guerre Zulfiqar, afterward took the name Hakimullah, which means one who knows. He increased notoriety inside the Taliban for his fight abilities with the AK-47 and the Toyota get truck. One Taliban part told a BBC reporter that at the time Hakimullah’s presumed abilities were second just to Nek Mohammad[1].

In 2004, he was made a spokesman. He composed a progression of attacks against US military caravans between the mid-year of 2007 and the spring of 2008 that constrained the conclusion of the Khyber Pass six times. In 2008, he was provided the order of the Orakzai, Khyber, and Kurram districts[1].

Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud killed in drone attack
Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud killed in drone attack

Tehrik-e-Taliban initiative:

On 22nd August 2009, Hakimullah Mehsud was delegated consistently as the new head of the Tehrik-e-Taliban by a 42-part shura. Analysts referred to by The Daily Times deciphered the arrangement of the 28-year-old authority as an approach to concede the demise of Baitullah Mehsud even though representatives for the gathering proceeded to intensely deny his passing, rather than saying he was ill[1].

Baitullah’s replacement:

Pakistani news channels gave an account of 8 August 2009 that Hakimullah Mehsud was executed in the wake of a shooting ejected between his camp and that of Wali-ur-Rehman during a shura to decide the replacement to the killed Baitullah Mehsud. Inside Minister Rehman, Malik couldn’t affirm the demise just that the battling had occurred. On 10th August, a man professing to be Hakimullah Mehsud called a Reuters journalist to pronounce that he and Baitullah were as yet alive. While the correspondent was sure that the call was real, Pakistani authorities anticipated voice investigation results and expressed that captured calls prompted the knowledge of Hakimullah’s death. Wali-ur-Rehman called a Reuters journalist to state that Hakimullah is alive, and would call soon and that the first shura where the shooting happened never occurred[1].

Hakimullah Mehsud showed up close by self-destruction plane Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi in an early January 2010 video that asserted obligation regarding the Camp Chapman assault in counter for the passing of Baitullah Mehsud[1].

In February 2011, Hakimullah was found in the execution video of Sultan Emir Tarar, also called Col Imam. Imam was hijacked in March 2010[1].

Awards for the catch:

Pakistan abundance:

On 2nd November 2009 Pakistani specialists offered an Rs50 million ($600,000) award for data that lead to the catch or slaughtering of Hakimullah Mehsud. They offered a similar compensation for comparative data concerning Wali-ur-Rehman and Qari Hussain and more modest prizes for 16 other TTP militants[1].

Pakistan Taliban vow revenge for leader's death by Hakim ullah mahsud
Pakistan Taliban vow revenge for leader’s death by Hakim ullah mahsud

US abundance:

On 1st September 2010, the United States added the aggressor chief to its rundown of Specially Designated Global Terrorists and the TTP to its rundown of Foreign Terrorist Organizations. The FBI posted an award of $5 million for data prompting his capture[1].


On 1st November 2013, a senior Taliban source affirmed that a US drone strike in Pakistan murdered Mehsud in the town of Dande Darpa Khel in North Waziristan.  Dande Darpa Khel was the site of the Dande Darpa Khel airstrike in 2008. The robot strike likewise executed two different aggressors, alongside his uncle and cousin[1].

Ilyas Kashmiri:

Maulana Muhammad Ilyas Kashmiri (10 February 1964-3 June 2011) was a Pakistani psychological militant pioneer who was a high-positioning Al-Qaeda usable, additionally driving the Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (HUJI) development. He was named as an expected replacement to Osama canister Laden, yet was killed a month after Osama by a US drone strike in South Waziristan[2].

Ilyas Kashmiri may replace Osama as al-Qaeda chief
Ilyas Kashmiri may replace Osama as al-Qaeda chief


Ilyas Kashmiri was conceived in Mirpur District in Pakistan-administrated Kashmir in 1964 and went through a year considering interchanges at Allal Iqbal University. Joining the Special Service Group (SSG) during the Soviet-Afghan War, he was answerable for preparing Mujahideen contenders to battle the Soviet Union when they attacked Afghanistan during the 1980s. During the battling Kashmiri lost an eye and a forefinger, and after the war, he joined the Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami Islamic fundamentalist gathering. After conflicts with pioneer Qari Saifullah Akhtar, he established the 313 Brigade group in 1991[2].

In 1995 Kashmiri and Nasrullah Mansoor Langrial were captured by the Indian Army close to Poonch and the two were placed in jail, however, in 1997 he got away from jail and fled to Pakistan. He kept on working against India, Pakistan’s adversary, and General Pervez Musharraf gave him 100,000 rupees ($1,164) for the top of an Indian warrior that was introduced to him[2].

Afterward, he wouldn’t join Jaish-e-Mohammad, another psychological militant gathering in Pakistan, and was once focused by the gathering. In 2003 he was detained by the Pakistani government after an endeavor to kill President Musharraf and was delivered in February 2004, with little tasks going on until 2007. Working together with the Taliban, he modified the 313 Brigade’s quality and was behind the 2008 Mumbai assaults, 2010 Pune bombarding, and the death of Pakistani government official Benazir Bhutto. He was additionally answerable for the Camp Chapman assaults of 2009, executing a few CIA faculty. Osama receptacle Laden, head of 313 Brigade’s partner Al-Qaeda, requested that Kashmiri arrangement an assault against United States President Barack Obama, yet was executed on 2nd May 2011. Kashmiri was viewed as a potential replacement for Bin Laden[2].

Post-Kashmir activities:

Kashmiri dismissed requests to serve under Maulana Masood Azhar in the recently established jihadist association Jaish-e-Mohammed and was once even focused by the gathering. Becoming undesirable with the Pakistani military, he was arrested and tormented in late 2003 in the wake of an endeavor to kill President Musharraf. From his delivery in February 2004 until the 2007 Siege of Lal Masjid he did nearly nothing, yet later got back to the 313 Brigade in the psychological militant association Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HUJI), which is intently attached to al-Qaeda. Kashmiri remade its quality while teaming up with the Taliban. This was an aspect of more extensive development of Kashmir assailants moving to Waziristan, and Kashmiri supposedly moved faculty from his Kotli (Kashmir) instructional course to another one in Razmak (North Waziristan). A U.S. arraignment of Kashmiri expressed that he “was in normal contact with al Qaeda [their italics] and specifically with Mustafa Abu al Yazid… [2]”

Ilyas Kashmiri was a genie created by Pakistan
Ilyas Kashmiri was a genie created by Pakistan

He has been related to various assaults, including the 2008 Mumbai assaults, the 2010 Pune besieging, the death of Benazir Bhutto, and the executing of Ameer Faisal Alavi. Syed Saleem Shahzad composed that Kashmiri proposed the Mumbai assaults to al-Qaeda pioneers as an approach to make a war that would bring tasks against al-Qaeda to an end. The arrangement was endorsed and given to previous LeT authority Major Haroon Ashik[2].

As per Asia Times Online, Kashmiri was behind a 2008 arrangement to kill Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani as he ventured out of his vehicle during the day by day visits to a rec center; be that as it may, the al-Qaeda administration dismissed the arrangement on key grounds. As per The News International, Kashmiri is blamed for sorting out the December 2009 Camp Chapman assault against the CIA and the United States was looking for his capture and removal[2].

Head of Al-Qaeda Lashkar:

In mid-2010, Kashmiri was accounted for to be the new head of al-Qaeda’s Lashkar al Zil, or Shadow Army, following the demise of its previous chief Abdullah Said al Libi by an American robot. As per columnist Amir Mir, referring to Pakistani security sources, Kashmiri was in this way relegated the part of arranging assaults against Western focuses after the provincial order was taken by Saif Al-Adel, a previous Egyptian armed force colonel recently delivered from Iran[2].

Before his demise, container Laden had requested that Kashmiri arrangement an assault on Barack Obama, as per a segment by David Ignatius distributed on the Washington Post site. Ignatius expressed that his section depended on archives seized from the strike on receptacle Laden’s compound. In the wake of the murdering of al-Qaeda pioneer Osama container Laden on 2 May 2011 during an American activity in Abbottabad, Pakistan, psychological warfare examiners set forth Kashmiri’s name as one of a few potential replacements to lead the association[2].


On 3 June 2011, a US drone assault focused on a compound in the Ghwakhwa territory of South Waziristan, a Taliban fortress. Nine aggressors, including Kashmiri, were allegedly executed in the rocket strike. Three different assailants were severely harmed in the assault. Nearby authorities announced that the aggressors in the compound were all individuals from the Punjabi Taliban. Kashmiri had moved to Wana from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 10 days sooner[2].

Key Pakistani militant Ilyas Kashmiri 'killed'jpg
Key Pakistani militant Ilyas Kashmiri ‘killed’jpg

Lala Wazir, a representative for Mullah Nazir, a Taliban administrator related to the proprietor of the compound which was assaulted, affirmed his passing. Qari Muhammad Idress, a nearby helper to Kashmiri and a senior HUJI administrator, likewise asserted he was murdered in the robot strike. Al Qaeda likewise lauded Kashmiri in the August issue of the Nawai Afghan Jihad magazine. On 7 July 2011, CNN revealed that an anonymous US Intelligence official said US authorities were 99 percent certain Kashmiri was executed however he included “the people that make that assurance aren’t prepared to state so absolutely.” The US State Department’s Rewards for Justice Program, which at one at point assigned Kashmiri as a needed psychological oppressor and offered a $5,000,000 abundance for data prompting his catch, eliminated him from the rundown after he was murdered. On 31 August 2011, Asia Times Online revealed that a notable Taliban leader named Shah Sahib had supplanted Kashmiri as an officer of the Brigade 313[2].

Be that as it may, questions survived from his demise. A representative for the Tehrik-I-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) expressed in June 2011 that Kashmiri was perfectly healthy. In mid-July 2011, Dawn revealed that Kashmiri was as yet alive and dynamic in the outskirt’s zones of Pakistan and Afghanistan. On 30 July 2011, the Indian government recorded him as one of the country’s five most needed criminals, demonstrating that Indian specialists figure Kashmiri may even now be alive. In March 2012, the Daily Times announced that “dependable sources” had as of late observed Kashmiri gathering with TTP head Hakimullah Mehsud in North Waziristan, yet that columnists couldn’t get to the ancestral areas in northern Pakistan to check the report[2].

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed:

Khalid Sheik Mohammed (in some cases likewise spelled Khalid Shaikh Mohammed; among at any rate fifty pseudonyms born on 1st March 1964; or 14th April 1965) is a Pakistani psychological militant-held by the United States at the Guantanamo Bay confinement camp under illegal intimidation related charges. He was named as “the primary engineer of the 9/11 assaults” in the 9/11 Commission Report[3].

9 by 11 Suspect Says He Wants to be a Martyr
9 / 11 Suspect Says He Wants to be a Martyr


Khalid Sheik Mohammed (KSM) is an al-Qaeda employable and assault organizer held by the United States at Guantanamo Bay Detention Center. He is oneself affirmed driving force of the 9/11 assaults and claims to have arranged or assisted with arranging 30 other fear monger assaults or plots. He is the uncle of Ramzi Yousef, a Pakistani psychological oppressor indicted for completing the 1993 World Trade Center besieging. KSM was caught by Pakistani experts in 2003 and moved to Guantanamo in 2006. In 2008, he and four co-litigants were charged on eight tallies of capital homicide. His preliminary is ongoing. Conceived in Pakistan during the 1960s, KSM moved to Kuwait with his family as a youngster. In the mid-1980s, at 16 years old, KSM joined the Kuwaiti section of the Muslim Brotherhood. As indicated by the 9/11 Commission Report, KSM became “fascinated with fierce jihad at [Brotherhood] youth camps in the desert.” There, he met Abdul Rasul Sayyaf, an Egyptian-taught Pashtun and troublemaker pastor. Sayyaf lectured about the need for jihad, welcoming Kuwaiti Brotherhood individuals to Afghanistan to wage war against the attacking Soviets. KSM was likewise propelled by the fanatic writings of powerful Brotherhood ideologue Sayyid Qutab[3].

At the hour of KSM’s enlistment in the Brotherhood, his more established sibling Zahid filled in as an understudy head of the gathering at Kuwait University. A few of KSM’s different siblings held enrollment in the gathering too. One of them would inevitably proceed to lead the Kuwaiti Brotherhood, and to over and over send assets to KSM—however, there is little openly accessible data on those transactions[3].


KSM examined mechanical designing in North Carolina somewhere in the range of 1984 and 1986, getting back to Kuwait in December of that year. Soon after, KSM moved to Afghanistan to join the counter Soviet jihad in the nation’s north. As per the U.S. government, KSM went to the Sada instructional course, run by future al-Qaeda prime supporter Abdullah Azzam. Notwithstanding Azzam, KSM is accepted to have met Osama canister Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and Riduan Isamuddin, a.k.a. Hambali, who might proceed to turn into the operational head of the Indonesian jihadist bunch Jemaah Islamiyah (JI). KSM battled in Afghanistan for not exactly a year, and in 1987, moved to Peshawar, Pakistan. There he connected up with Brotherhood desert-camp minister Abdul Rasul Sayyaf—who was then the head of a Peshawar-based Afghan-exile ideological group, Ittihad e-Islami. KSM showed designing at Sayyaf’s college, Dawa al-Jihad (“convert and battle”), and taught and arranged Afghan outcasts for battle against the Soviets[3].

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed seeks to wear military-style clothing
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed seeks to wear military-style clothing

Moving his assests and relatives:

Starting in 1992, while living in Pakistan, KSM spoke with and moved assets to his New Jersey-based nephew Ramzi Yousef. Yousef was amidst arranging an assault on the World Trade Center, which finished on 26th February 1993, World Trade Center besieging that slaughtered six individuals and harmed more than 1,000 more. Not long after the assault, KSM was joined by Yousef in Karachi. Later in 1993, KSM moved to Doha, Qatar, at the recommendation of Shaykh Abdallah Bin Khalid Bin Hamad al-Thani, an individual from Qatar’s decision family. KSM functioned as a specialist in the Qatari Ministry of Electricity and Water and lived in a house given by the al-Thani family[3].

Moving from Qatar to other countries:

KSM didn’t remain in Qatar for long. In mid-1994, he and Yousef moved to Manila, Philippines, trusting it would be a moderately simple spot from which to design psychological militant attacks. That mid-year, the pair—close by associates Abdul Hakim Murad and Wali Khan Amin Shah—started to design the “Bojinka” plot: the planned bombarding of 12 U.S. business traveler planes over the Pacific Ocean inside two days. Notwithstanding the plot, KSM and Yousef wanted to bomb the U.S.- bound freight transporters by pirating explosives ready, and to kill Pope John Paul II and U.S. President Bill Clinton during the pioneers’ particular excursions to Manila in late 1994. KSM and Yousef arranged for the “Bojinka” plot by building and testing explosives—including at a vacant Manila cinema. In the fall of 1994, Yousef planted a hazardous on a Philippine Airlines flight—leaving the plane before the flight took off. The blast slaughtered one Japanese finance manager; however, the pilot had the option to set down the plane notwithstanding harm to the aircraft. [3]

The “Bojinka” plot was obstructed by Philippine experts in January 1995 after they found bomb-production materials in KSM and Yousef’s condo. Specialists had been called to the loft because of a fire in the men’s improvised explosives lab. Before long, KSM fled to Qatar and Yousef to Pakistan. Yousef was captured by Pakistani specialists in the accompanying month[3].

Living in Qatar Openly:

While living openly in Qatar in mid-1996, KSM was subtly arraigned in the Southern District of New York comparable to his financing of the 1993 World Trade Center bombarding and the arranging of the impeded “Bojinka” plot. Later that year, U.S. specialists endeavored to catch KSM in Qatar, however, he had gotten a tip and fled to Pakistan. Getting comfortable in Karachi, KSM made a trip to the Tora Bora Mountains in eastern Afghanistan where he met with Osama container Laden unexpectedly in 1989. KSM spoke to receptacle Laden for assets and material to complete a largescale assault in the United States. KSM at first proposed seizing a plane and smashing it into the CIA central command in Langley, Virginia—however container Laden excused the CIA as an immaterial objective. Container Laden, nonetheless, consented to support an assault and requested that KSM join al-Qaeda. KSM declined, saying that he just searched the way to do an assault and wished to work freely[3].

Mastermind The Many Faces of the 9 by 11 Architect, Khalid sheikh
Mastermind The Many Faces of the 9 / 11 Architect, Khalid sheikh

911 incident and the message from Khalid sheikh:

In the wake of 9/11, KSM kept on giving section and sanctuary to al-Qaeda agents in Pakistan. In November 2001, following the passing of al-Qaeda military boss Mohammed Atef, KSM accepted accountability for al-Qaeda’s “Cell for the Production of Biological Weapons”— which supervised the creation of Bacillus anthracis and different operators, as indicated by KSM’s own account[3].

Only two months after the fact, in January 2002, KSM decapitated American writer Daniel Pearl in Karachi, as indicated by KSM’s record. Pearl had been as of late grabbed by a “mixed bag” of Pakistani jihadists, as indicated by a neighborhood examiner. KSM at that point purportedly purchased Pearl from the jihadists, employed a cameraman, and shot the decapitation, later telling U.S. specialists that he “executed with my favored right hand the top of the American Jew, Daniel Pearl.” Following the supposed decapitating, KSM kept on plotting fear-based oppressor assaults and accept higher situations inside al-Qaeda. In December 2002, he was designated to al-Qaeda’s Chief of External Relations, as indicated by his own record[3].


1.            wikipedia. 15th October 2020; Available from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakimullah_Mehsud 

2.            peoplepill. 15th October 2020; Available from: https://peoplepill.com/people/ilyas-kashmiri-1/

3.            counterextremism. 15th October 2020; Available from: https://www.counterextremism.com/extremists/khalid-sheikh-mohammed

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