Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, the man thought to be al-Qaeda's leader in East Africa, has been killed in a shootout with Somali police at a roadblock near the capital Mogadishu.
Mohammed, who topped the FBI's most wanted list for nearly 13 years, is the third major strike in six weeks against the worldwide terror group that was headed by Osama bin Laden until his death last month.
He had a $5 million bounty on his head for planning the August 7, 1998, embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
Al Jazeera's Imran Garda reports.
Source: Al Jazeera