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Ahmed Shah Massoud killed

Suicide Attack

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
LocationPanjshir Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
Time Sept. 9, 2001
Narrative and Notes
ReliableMassoud, commander of the Northern Alliance, the chief rebel force opposing the Taliban in 2001, was assassinated by two men posing as journalists when they detonated a bomb they had smuggled inside a video camera.

One of the men died in the explosion; the other was shot by Massoud's guards.
1The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Chapter 6.5.
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