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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