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Fazul Abdullah Mohammed 'killed in Somalia'

Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, a senior al-Qaeda figure in East Africa, has been killed in a gunfight at a roadblock in the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials say.

Mr Mohammed is believed to have played a key role in the 1998 attacks on US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called his death a "significant blow" to al-Qaeda.

The BBC's East Africa correspondent Will Ross reports from Nairobi.

  • 11 Jun 2011
  • From the section Africa