Euronews is no longer accessible on Internet Explorer. This browser is not updated by Microsoft and does not support the last technical evolutions. We encourage you to use another browser, such as Edge, Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
BREAKING NEWS

"Head" of Al Qaeda in East Africa dead - police

"Head" of Al Qaeda in East Africa dead - police
Euronews logo
Text size Aa Aa

The security services in Somalia say they have killed the man believed to be the head of Al Qaeda in East Africa.

The US had offered a five million dollar reward for information leading to the capture of Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, who is said to have planned the 1998 US embassy attacks in Kenya and Tanzania.

Police say he was shot during an altercation at a checkpoint in southern Mogadishu.

240 people died and many more were wounded in the attacks on the US embasssies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, which were the first to really bring Al Qaeda to international prominence.