Illiterate Somali soldier kills Al-Qaida operative

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – The black Toyota SUV pulled up to the security checkpoint when 22-year-old Somali soldier Abdi Hassan said he ordered the driver to switch the headlights off.

When Hassan looked in he said he saw an AK-47 assault rifle on the lap of the man authorities later determined was Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, the mastermind of U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.

Hassan’s interview with the Associated Press was the first public account from the man believed to have killed one of the FBI'S most wanted terrorists.

The driver drew his pistol. The Somali solider then fired 30 bullets into the Toyota. Both Mohammed and the driver shot back. When the shooting stopped Fazul was dead. DNA tetss later confirmed his identity.

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