The suicide bomber who killed eight CIA agents in Afghanistan was a Jordanian doctor acting as a double agent for al-Qaeda, according to US reports.
The bomber, Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, was a 36-year old doctor from Zarqa, Jordan, the home town of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the late head of al-Qaeda in Iraq, accordign to a report on NBC News.
Balawi was arrested over a year ago by Jordanian intelligence for suspected terror activities, but was thought to have been turned to support US and Jordanian efforts against al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
NYT, which interviewed a person who identified the bomber as Humam Khalil Mohammed:
In many of the posts under his online persona, Mr. Mohammed used elusive language filled with references to literature and the Koran to describe his support for violent opposition to the United States-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“When a fighter for God kills a U.S. soldier on the corner of a tank, the supporters of Jihad have killed tens of thousands of Americans through their connection”
Ayman al-Zawahiri was also a doctor who turned to killing in the name of Islam. What kind of doctor can be convinced that killing himself along with a few CIA will be rewarded in heaven?