U.S. Embassy Bombings Suspect and Ex-Gitmo Detainee’s
Superseding Criminal Indictment For Alleged Role,
on Behalf of al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden

U.S. v. Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani
March 2001

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  • Ahmed Khalan Ghailani

    Ahmed Khalan Ghailani
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    Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, a Tanzanian national and alleged document forger for al Qaeda, was indicted by a federal grand in 1998 for his reported role in the terrorist group's U.S. Embassy bombings in East Africa.

    His charges include conspiracy to murder Americans, conspiracy to murder, bombing the U.S. Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, using weapons of mass destruction, and more.

    The U.S. government maintains that Ghailani allegedly flew to Afghanistan with another co-conspirator on August 7, 1998, the day before the Embassy bombings took place. After undergoing training at al Qaeda camps in Afghanistan, he is said to have been a 'rank-and-file soldier,' and subsequently became a cook for Osama bin Laden.

    The indictment charges, in part, that:

    On or about July 1998 [Ghailani and another co-conspirator] purchased a 1987 Nissan Atlas truck in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania ("the Dar es Salaam Bomb Truck"

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    On or about late July and early August 1998 [Ghailani and other co-conspirators] loaded boxes of TNT, cylinder tanks, batteries, detonators, fertilizer, and sand backs in the back of the Dar es Salaam Bomb Truck

    You can read Ghailani's criminal terrorism indictment below:


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