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Somali Soldier Who Killed al-Qaeda Leader Is Shot in Retaliation

The commander of the Somali forces that killed al-Qaeda’s suspected leader in East Africa and one of the FBI’s most-wanted men said he was injured in a retaliatory attack.

Fazul Abdullah Mohamed, suspected of being involved in 1998 attacks on U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, was shot and killed in June in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital. Captain Hassan Mohamed Abukar, who was at the checkpoint where Fazul was killed, said he’s received death threats and was wounded earlier this month in an attack by al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab fighters.