Skip to comments.U.S. kills Kenyan behind 2002 attacks on Israelis
Posted on 09/14/2009 8:22:08 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl
Commando troops in Somalia on Sunday killed a Kenyan believed to be involved in a 2002 hotel bombing in Mombasa that claimed the lives of 15 people, including three Israelis, according to multiple accounts from Somalia.
Nabhan is believed to have owned the truck used in the bombing.
Nabhan, who was also wanted over a botched missile attack on an Israeli airliner taking off from Kenya's Mombasa airport, was killed after a missile struck his car in Somalia's Barawe District, 250 kilometers south of the capital Mogadishu. Witnesses said the missile was launched from a helicopter.
ABC News reported the attackers were U.S. troops, and that Nabhan is believed to have taken part in the 1998 attacks on U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. An American official said a U.S. Navy ship was nearby to monitor the situation and provide assistance if needed, the station reported.
Nabhan's death has not yet been officially confirmed, but sources told ABC News that his body is now in U.S. custody. One of the helicopters landed so that "white" troops could take the two injured men away, reported one eyewitness.
An internal U.S. government report describes Ali Nabhan's work in Somalia as a top Al-Qaida official in East Africa, ABC News reported. He was rumored to have fled Kenya for Somalia as early as 2002.
No government has assumed responsibility for the attack. According to some accounts, some commandos who carried out the raid had French flags on their uniforms.
But a spokesman for the French Defense Ministry, Christophe Prazuck, denied any French soldiers were involved. Al Qaida-inspired extremists known as the Shebab control the area, and are believed to be holding a French agent kidnapped in July.
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Obama deeply saddened.
When will Holder start the investigation of this murder?
Yeah I reading on UK Times tonight another one bite the dust
Should have taken the Secret Service protection when it was offered.
G-d bless our troops.
One of BO’s relatives?
One of BO’s relatives?
Its good when a plan comes together.
Australian Broadcasting Company, not American Broadcasting Company, I presume?
Seems like all the real news has to come from foreign sources any more.
Glad they got him in pieces; I couldn't stand the thought of Holder "trying" him. He'd probably end up giving him a Green Card, and releasing him into the custody of the Pennsylvania Black Panthers.
Time for Holder to prosecute the terrorist’s killers.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
I first saw the story be honest on UK Times then Israel National news later on this evening yeah all good stories on foreign news sources
Why is that????