Al-Qaeda’s east Africa chief ‘killed in Somalia’

MOGADISHU — The presumed head of Al-Qaeda in east Africa, Fazul Abdullah Muhammad, wanted for blowing up the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, was killed in Mogadishu this week, sources said Saturday.
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Fazul Abdullah, 38, is thought to have planned the massive truck bombings in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam that killed 224 people in 1998 and had a $5 million bounty on his head.

Kenyan Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere told AFP Saturday that authorities in Somalia had given the identity of one of two "terrorists" killed in Somalia on Wednesday as Fazul Muhammad.

It confirmed a report from a commander of Somalia

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