CIA Base Suicide Attacks - Revenge for Drone Attacks in Pakistan
On December 30th, a triple agent, identified as a 32 year old doctor Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal Al-Balawi, entered Forward Observation Base (FOB) Chapman, near Khost, Afghanistan and succeeded in killing seven CIA operatives.
Al Quaeda has taken credit for the attack and hails the attack as "revenge for deaths of top militants" in US drone drone strikes. This was reported by the monitoring group SITE on Thursday.
The head for Al Quaeda in Afghanistan, Mustafa Abul al-Yazid said that the bomber wrote in his will that the attack was in revenge for our righteous martyrs.
Yazid vowed that the attacks would continue against Americans until they inflict upon them the greatest and most astonishing wounds.
Suicide bombers, car bombs and roadside Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) have been the favoured method for both Al Quaeda and the Taliban to attack NATO forces.
The CIA suicide bomber had earned the trust of CIA operatives and was invited to FOB Chapman for a meeting, with devastating results.
KABUL — Al-Qaeda hailed the suicide bombing at a CIA base in Afghanistan that killed seven agents as "revenge" for the deaths of top militants in US drone strikes, the monitoring group SITE said Thursday.
A Jordanian doctor who was said to be a triple agent blew himself up at the base in Khost near the Pakistani border on December 30 in the deadliest attack against the CIA since 1983.
The head of Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, said the bomber wrote in his will that the attack was revenge for "our righteous martyrs" and named several top militants killed in drone attacks in Pakistan, SITE reported.
Yazid described the bomber Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi's mission as a "successful epic" to penetrate both American and Jordanian intelligence, according to the statement published by the US-based SITE Intelligence Group.
He vowed that Qaeda would continue to fight the Americans "until they inflict upon them the greatest and most astonishing deaths and wounds."
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