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CIA employees killed by triple agent

Bomber was thought to have information about Bin Laden’s deputy


 

The worst attack on the CIA in almost thirty years was orchestrated by a militant triple agent who was offering the American intelligence agency information that could lead to the arrest of Osama Bin Laden’s deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, according to U.S. officials. Humam Khalil Abu Mulal al-Balawi was a 36-year-old Jordanian doctor who’d been arrested in his own country for sympathizing with extremists. Believing him to be reformed, Jordanian agents handed Balawi over to the CIA so he could give them information and infiltrate al-Qaeda as a double agent. Instead, Balawi set off a bomb strapped to his body when he was brought to Forward Operating Base Chapman in Afghanistan last week, killing seven CIA employees and one Jordanian intelligence officer.

The Guardian


 
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