Wanted African al-Qaida leader killed by Somali police

By REUTERS
June 11, 2011 18:16

MOGADISHU - Somali police said on Saturday that Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, one of Africa's most wanted al-Qaida operatives, was killed in the capital of the Horn of Africa country earlier this week.

"We have confirmed he was killed by our police at a control checkpoint this week," Halima Aden, a senior national security officer, told Reuters in Mogadishu.

"He had a fake South African passport and of course other documents. After thorough investigation, we confirmed it was him, and then we buried his corpse," Aden said.


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