Former official confirms CIA bomber was Jordanian

Former official confirms

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January 4, 2010 21:19

 
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A former senior intelligence official is confirming that the suicide bomber who killed eight people inside a CIA base in Afghanistan was a Jordanian doctor recruited by Jordanian intelligence to support US efforts against al-Qaida. The bombing killed seven CIA employees - four officers and three contracted security guards - and a Jordanian intelligence officer, Ali bin Zaid, according to a second former US intelligence official. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the press. The former senior intelligence official confirmed an NBC News report Monday that the bomber was Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, a 36-year old doctor from Zarqa, Jordan. He was arrested over a year ago by Jordanian intelligence, and was thought to have been flipped to support US and Jordanian efforts against al-Qaida.

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