1998 US Embassy blasts suspect killed in Somalia

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, the al-Qaida operative behind the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. A Somali official said Saturday, June 11, 2011 that Mohammed was killed by security forces on Tuesday, June 7, 2011. (AP Photo/FBI, File)

June 11, 2011 6:52:06 PM PDT
The al-Qaida mastermind behind the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania was killed this week at a security checkpoint in Mogadishu by Somali forces who didn't immediately realize he was the most wanted man in East Africa, officials said Saturday.