Suspect in 1996 Bombing of Khobar Towers at U.S. Base Arrested: Official

August 27, 2015 12:59 AM

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Suspect in 1996 Bombing of Khobar Towers at U.S. Base Arrested: Official

A man suspected in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers residence at a U.S. military base in Saudi Arabia has been captured, a U.S. official said Wednesday.

Ahmed al-Mughassil, described by the FBI in 2001 as the head of the military wing of Saudi Hezbollah, is suspected of leading the attack that killed 19 U.S. service personnel and wounded almost 500 people.

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