Suspect in 1996 Khobar Towers bombing arrested

A man suspected in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers residence at a US military base in Saudi Arabia has been captured, a US official said Wednesday. Ahmed al-Mughassil , described by the FBI in 2001 as the head of the military wing of Saudi Hezbollah, is suspected of leading the attack

that killed 19 US service personnel and wounded almost 500 people. The June 25, 1996, bombing at Khobar Towers, a military housing complex, was the deadliest terror attack targeting U.S. forces since the 1983 bombing of the US Marines’ barracks in Beirut that killed 241 American servicemen. Saudi paper Asharq Alawsat, which first reported the development, said he was arrested in Beirut and transferred to Riyadh.



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