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Mohammed, Khalid Shaikh (1965–)

aka Ashraf Refaat Nabith Henin, Khalid Adbul Wadood, Salem Ali, Fahd bin Adballah bin Khalid

Born in Kuwait, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was reportedly a key player in the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon near Washington, D.C. Abu Zubaydah, a top Al Qaeda lieutenant in U.S. custody at a secret location, and other Al Qaeda detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, told investigators in June 2002 that Mohammed was the plan's mastermind. Little evidence of his direct involvement has been released. According to a Los Angeles Times report, he made several visits to Hamburg, Germany, in 1999, when the September 11 hijackers were in the city.

Mohammed is said to be a bomb expert who received most of his training in Afghanistan. Little is known about his background and activities, but he first came to ...

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