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Qaeda Bomber Is Reported Killed

A senior figure in Al Qaeda who was accused of taking part in the bombings of the United States Embassies in Tanzania and Kenya in 1998 was killed late Wednesday night in a Pakistani airstrike on a compound in the region along the Afghanistan border, two senior security officials said Thursday. The death could not be independently confirmed, and no body was found. Pakistan’s information minister, Sheik Rashid Ahmed, identified the man as Abdul Rahman, one of his aliases. He is known primarily to the F.B.I. as Muhsin Musa Matwalli Atwa, and he is sometimes known as Abdul Rahman al-Muhajir. He is on an F.B.I. list of “most wanted terrorists” with a $5 million reward on his head. According to the F.B.I. Web site, he was 41 and an Egyptian. Full Story

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