U.S. doubles rewards for info about al Qaeda leaders charged for embassy bombings

The United States is doubling rewards for al Qaeda leaders charged for their roles in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in East Africa. The reward for information leading to the location, arrest or conviction of Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah and Saif al-Adel is now $10 million each — up from $5 million offered since 2000. The two leaders were charged by a federal grand jury for Aug. 7, 1998, attacks in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya. The bombings killed more than 250 people, including 12 Americans, and nearly 5,000 others were injured.


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