Hamden Khalif Allah Awad

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Hamden Khalif Allah Awad
Born (1970-08-13)13 August 1970
Died 7 August 1998(1998-08-07) (aged 27)
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Other names Ahmed the German

Hamden Khalif Allah Awad alias Ahmed the German (actually Egyptian) (August 13, 1970 – August 7, 1998)[1] was one of the perpetrators of the 1998 United States embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. He detonated the bomb in Tanzania, killing himself and 11 other people. In the 1998 indictment[2] he is identified only as Ahmed the German. His real identity emerged later, from telephone calls made during this al-Qaeda conspiracy.[3]


  1. ^ Data on Awad at GlobalSecurity.org
  2. ^ Copy of indictment USA v. Usama bin Laden et al., Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies
  3. ^ CNN story on the trial of 4 accused, 2 May 2001