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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]

Hamden Khalif Allah Awad
Born(1970-08-13)13 August 1970
Died7 August 1998(1998-08-07) (aged 27)
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Cause of deathSuicide attack
Other namesAhmed the German


  1. ^ Data on Awad at
  2. ^ Copy of indictment Archived 2001-11-10 at the Library of Congress Web Archives 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