Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Wanted No More: Mastermind Of 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings Killed, Removed From FBI Most Wanted Terrorist List
The FBI removed Fazul Abdullah Mohammed from their Most Wanted List, as he was killed last week in Somalia.
Mohammed was a key al Qaeda operative and the mastermind of the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. The bombings killed 224 people, including 12 Americans
The FBI notes that Mohammed was on their Most Wanted Terrorists list for nearly a dozen years after his indictment in New York for his role in the bombings.
According to the FBI, more than 900 agents traveled overseas to assist in the recovery of evidence and identify victims at the bombsites. The investigations at that time represented the largest deployment in the FBI's history.