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CIA Bomber Vowed Revenge

Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, the Jordanian doctor suspected to be the suicide bomber responsible for the deaths of seven CIA employees and a Jordanian army official stationed in Afghanistan, appears in a newly released video vowing to avenge the death of former Pakistan Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud. "We will never forget the blood of our leader Baitullah Mehsud, may God have mercy on his soul," al-Balawi reportedly says in the video. Mustafa Abu Yazid, the al Qaeda commander in Afghanistan, said that Mehsud's death was avenged by the recent suicide bombing. According to Leon Panetta's op-ed in The Washington Post, al-Balawi detonated his bomb immediately before he was to undergo a pat-down search; some have called the lack of an off-site pat down and the central location of the meeting a breach of operational security.

January 9, 2010 2:58 AM