Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, chief of al Qaeda in east Africa and mastermind of the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, was killed in Somalia this week, Kenyan police announced Saturday.
AP – The al-Qaida mastermind behind the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania was killed this week at a security checkpoint in Mogadishu by Somali forces who didn’t immediately realize he was the most wanted man in East Africa, officials said Saturday.
'A blow to al Qaeda'
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Saturday that the death of Fazul Abdullah Mohammed was "a significant blow to al Qaeda, its extremist allies and its operations in east Africa."
Al Qaeda's leadership vacuum
Date created : 2011-06-11