Somali police say killed al Qaeda's Fazul Mohammed

Reuters News
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Posted: Jun 14, 2011 12:22 AM

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali police said on Saturday that Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, one of Africa's most wanted al Qaeda 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.

(Reporting by Abdi Sheikh; Writing by James Macharia; editing by Tim Pearce)