Al Qaeda operative Fazul Abdullah Mohammed was killed last week by security forces at a checkpoint in Somalia.
Mohammed was on the FBI Most Wanted Terrorists Lists for his involvement in the 1998 US Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
The FBI confirmed his identity through a fingerprint analysis.
Mohammed, who was one of al Qaeda’s key operative in East Africa, was killed by police during a shootout in Somalia’s capital. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the death of Mohammed was a significant blow [BBC report] to al Qaeda.