Rashed Daoud al-‘Owhali

Alias/es: Mohammed Akbar; Abdul Jabbar Ali Abdel-Latif; Khalid Salim Saleh Bin Rashid

Status: Detained (1998)

Organisation/s: Al-Qaeda (in East Africa)

Nationality/ies: Saudi Arabian; British

Travel History: Afghanistan (2006); Kenya

Skills/Education/Occupation: Explosives; hijacking; intelligence; kidnapping and assassinations

Rashed Daoud al-‘Owhali was born to a wealthy Saudi family in Liverpool, England, who later traveled to Afghanistan in 1996 to train at the infamous Khalden training camp. Al-‘Owhali came to be one of the perpetrators of the U.S embassy attacks in which he launched grenades at U.S embassy guards before the vehicle he was travelling in detonated. Al-‘Owhali was supposed to die in the attack but instead escaped with minor injuries. Al-‘Owhali was arrested 5 days after the attack and confessed to his role in the bombing. In 2001, al-‘Owhali was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole.

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