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Mohamed, Khalfan Khamis (1973–)

Khalfan Khamis Mohamed was the first person convicted of a direct role in the August 7, 1998, bombing of the U.S. embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. On May 29, 2001, a federal jury in New York found him guilty of participating in the attack and of murdering the 11 people killed as a result of the explosion. The same jury later deadlocked on the death sentence sought by prosecutors, thereby imposing on Mohamed a life sentence in U.S. prison without the possibility of parole.

Mohamed was one of four defendants who went on trial in Manhattan federal court in January 2001 for the Tanzania blast and the coordinated, more lethal bombing of the U.S. embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, where 213 people were killed. He and his codefendants were all found to be part of a worldwide terrorist conspiracy led by ...

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