June 11, 2011
Fazul Abdullah dead in Somalia(CONFIRMED!)
The mastermind of the 1998 twin bombings in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam Fazul Abdullah has been killed by Somalia government forces in Mogadishu.
Mr Abdullah, who holds a Kenyan passport, was wanted for the fatal bombing of US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that left at least 250 people dead and many injured.
He was reportedly killed by the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) forces on Wednesday at a roadblock.
The run-away terrorist, who was on the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) watchlist of most wanted terrorists, is believed to have taken over the leadership of al Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, al-Shabaab from where he directed world attacks and African terror operations.
Confirming the reports, Kenya’s Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere said he was working with security officers in Somalia to get a comprehensive report.
"TFG forces have confirmed they gunned him down at a roadblock on Wednesday," Mr Iteere told the Nation Saturday.
Somalia militant group al Shaabab told the AFP news agency that Mr Abdullah was one of those killed.
"One of the men that was killed near Mogadishu was Fazul Abdullah, may Allah bless his soul. He is not dead as thousands like him are still in the fight against the enemy of Allah," a senior Al Shaabab commander had earlier told AFP on condition of anonymity.
Image credit: Long War Journal.
Update(Matt Damon): US confirms