Man Behind ’98 U.S. Embassy Bombings Killed in Somalia


Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, the Al Qaeda operative behind the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, was killed by Somali police forces this week. “It’s a just end for a terrorist who brought death to innocents,” Hillary Clinton said today. Fazul spent more than ten years with a $5 million bounty on his head, so how was he finally captured on Tuesday? “He apparently got lost on the streets of Mogadishu and mistakenly encountered a Somali government checkpoint.” [WP]