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Al-Qaeda Suicide Bomber


Means of DeathSuicide bomber
Date of DeathAug. 7, 1998
Location of DeathNairobi, Kenya
RoleSuicide Bomber
SupervisorFazul Abdullah Mohammed
AffiliationEast Africa Embassy Bombers
AffiliationNairobi embassy bombing cell
Alias(es)Jihad Mohammed Abdou Ali2, Jihad Mohammed Ali2, Abu Oubaida2
Alternate TransliterationAssam
Age at Death24
Date of BirthMarch 19, 1974
Place of BirthSaudi Arabia2
DescriptionHair: Black. Eyes: Black. Wore light moustache.2
Narrative and Notes (Reliable)
  • He drove the Toyota truck used in the Nairobi bombing.
  • Narrative and Notes (Possible)
  • He is a cousin of Abd al-Rashim al-Nashiri, al-Qaeda's former Persian Gulf operations chief.
  • Sources and Notes

    1 United States vs. bin Laden, Atef, El Hage, Fazul Mohammed, Odeh and Al-Owhali, indictment, Nov. 4, 1998.
    2 FBI Executive Summary, Status of embassy bombings investigation, Nov. 18, 1998. Posted online by PBS' 'Frontline' program.

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