Terror squad planned wave of suicide attacks

Al-Qaeda's chief military commander was plotting a new terrorist group called Lashkar-e-Osama to launch a wave of revenge suicide attacks when he was reportedly killed in a drone strike last week, Pakistani officials have claimed.

Ilyas Kashmiri had convened a meeting of militant leaders to discuss hitting foreign embassies and also trying to poison Nato food supplies en route to Afghanistan to avenge the death of Osama bin Laden.

His new squad had plans to target the American, Saudi and Emirati embassies in Pakistan.

US officials said their working assumption was that he remained alive, despite assurances from Pakistan.

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