Lockerbie Bomber Dies in Libya

    Image #: 15521092    Convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi speaks during an exclusive interview with Reuters TV at his home in Tripoli October 3, 2011. Al-Megrahi, the man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people, said his role in the attack had been exaggerated and the truth about what really happened would emerge soon. REUTERS/Reuters TV (LIBYA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS SOCIETY)       REUTERS /REUTERS TV /LANDOV

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    Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, died in Libya on Sunday at age 60, according to his brother. Two hundred seventy people were killed in the attack, and in 2001 Megrahi was convicted by a court in the Netherlands. In 2009 he was released from Scottish prison after a cancer diagnosis gave the bomber months to live. Upon returning to his home country of Libya, Megrahi was welcomed by then-ruler Muammar Gaddafi. Despite calls for the bomber to be extradited to the United States or the United Kingdom, leaders refused after toppling the dictator.

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