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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Born: 1 March 1964;

Place of Birth: Balochistan, Pakistan;

Citizenship: Pakistani;


At age sixteen, Khalid joined the Muslim Brotherhood. In 1987 he went to Peshawar, Pakistan, where he and his brothers, joined the mujahideen forces engaged in the Soviet war in Afghanistan. He attended the Sada training camp run by Sheikh Abdallah Azzam, and after that he worked for the magazine al-Bunyan al-Marsous, produced by Sayyaf’s rebel group, the Islamic Union for the Liberation of Afghanistan.

Sheikh Mohammed was a member of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda organization, leading al-Qaeda’s propaganda operations from around 1999 until late 2001. Mohammed confessed to masterminding the 11 September attacks, the Richard Reid shoe bombing attempt to blow up an airliner (this marked the first time Khalid took part in the actual planning of a terrorist operation), the Bali nightclub bombing in Indonesia, the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the murder of Daniel Pearl, and various foiled attacks, as well as numerous other crimes.

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