Clinton says militant killing a blow to al Qaeda

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Posted: Jun 14, 2011 12:15 AM
Clinton says militant killing a blow to al Qaeda

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Saturday the killing of al Qaeda militant Fazul Abdullah Mohammed in Somalia was a significant blow to al Qaeda and its allies.

"Harun Fazul's death is a significant blow to Al Qaeda, its extremist allies, and its operations in East Africa," Clinton told reporters while on a visit to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

"It is a just end for a terrorist who brought so much death and pain to so many innocents in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam and elsewhere - Tanzanians, Kenyans, Somalis and our own embassy personnel."

(Reporting by Andrew Quinn; Writing by James Macharia)