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Mosul suicide bomber was a medical student

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/sbmj.050248a (Published 01 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:050248a
  1. Kunal Khanna1
  1. 1London

The suicide bomber who blew up a mess hall in Mosul was a medical student. Ahmed Said Ahmed al-Ghamdi, aged 20, was identified by the Saudi owned newspaper Asharq—Al-Awsat. He launched the deadly attack in a US mess hall in Mosul, northern Iraq, on 21 December 2004.

As well as blowing himself up, he killed 22 US soldiers, who were eating their lunch, at noon in what …

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