KHALFAN KHAMIS MOHAMED
* Khalfan Khamis Mohamed was born in late 1973 in Tanzania (alternate date of birth 03/05/1974) and has a twin sister. He was a resident of Tanzania’s capital Dar Es Salaam since 1990.
Khalfan Khamis Mohamed was trained in explosives in Afghanistan in 1994. He returned home to Dar Es Salaam in 1995. Khalfan Khamis Mohamed traveled to Mombasa, Kenya and twice to Somalia in 1997 and again to Mombasa in 1998.
Khalfan Khamis Mohamed was recruited to the 08/07/1998 attack on USA embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, according to his own testimony, in 03-04/1998. In 05/1998 Khalfan Khamis Mohamed, using a false passport, rented the house in Dar Es Salaam used as base of operations for the embassy bombings. He helped grind the TNT, prepare the bomb used in Tanzania bombing and purchased the white Suzuki used as the car bomb on the 08/07/1998 attack on USA embassy in Dar Es Salaam. Khalfan Khamis Mohamed drove the truck partway to Dar Es Salaam embassy.
Immediately after the attack Khalfan Khamis Mohamed flew to South Africa. He worked as a cook at a fast-food restaurant, Burger World, under an assumed name. After an International man hunt Khalfan Khamis Mohamed was arrested in Cape Town, South Africa 0n 10/04/1999 and handed over to USA a month later.
Khalfan Khamis Mohamed was indicted in New York, US on 11/04/1998. After his extradition from South Africa he was put on trial in New York, in 01/2001, alongside Wadih el Hage, Mohamed al-Owhali and Mohammed Saddiq Odeh.
On 11/02/2000 Khalfan Khamis Mohamed and Mamdouh Mahmud Salim attacked a federal prison guard in a failed escape attempt. The officer was critically injured.
Khalfan Khamis Mohamed was sentenced on 05/29/2001 to life in prison without parole and is, today (02/2007), in Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado.
After Khalfan Khamis Mohamed’s conviction, a South African court ruled his extradition to the United States was illegal on the grounds that he faced death penalty there.
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