5 Jan 2010

Suicide bomber a triple agent

6:21 pm on 5 January 2010

The suicide bomber who killed seven CIA officers at a United States base in Afghanistan last week has been identified as an al Qaeda triple-agent from Jordan.

The Taliban claims that the attacker was a sympathiser from the US-backed Afghan army.

Jordanian authorities who arrested Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi say they believed the 36-year-old had been successfully reformed and brought over to the American and Jordanian side.

They set him up as an agent and sent him to Afghanistan and Pakistan to infiltrate al Qaeda.