Al-'Owhali, Mohamed Rashed (1977–)

aka Mohammed Akbar, Abdul Ali Latif, Khalid Salim Saleh bin Rashid

Mohamed Rashed al-'Owhali is known for being the failed martyr who ran from the bomb-laden truck in front of the U.S. embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, just before it exploded. A member of Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda network, al-'Owhali was later captured and convicted of playing a direct role in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in East Africa; he is now serving a life sentence in the United States.

Al-'Owhali was born in Liverpool, England, where his wealthy Saudi father was a student. He formed radical ideas as a teenager, listening to audiotapes of conservative clerics and reading religious magazines. After high school, al-'Owhali studied at Mohamed bin Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

After graduating from college, al-'Owhali and a group of friends left for Afghanistan to join the fight against the Soviets. ...

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