Guantanamo detainee says he helped bomb USS Cole, Kenya US embassy Brett Murphy at 2:53 PM ET
[JURIST] The US Department of Defense reported [AFPS report] Monday that Guantanamo detainee Walid Muhammad Salih bin Attash admitted to collaborating on the 1998 bombing of the US embassy in Kenya [Wikipedia backgrounder] and the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole [Wikipedia backgrounder; US DOD inquiry report; JURIST news archive] at a Guantanamo Bay military hearing last week. According to the hearing transcript [PDF text], bin Attash said he "participated in the buying or purchasing of the explosives...[and] put together the plan for the operation." AP has more.
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