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4 Jan, 2010 21:14

Man involved in CIA bombing may be related to Jordanian royalty – journalist

The man allegedly involved in the suicide bombing that killed 7 CIA agents in Afghanistan last week may be affiliated with the royal family of Jordan, investigative journalist Wayne Madsen says.

We know that on December 30th – the day of the blast – a Jordanian army captain serving with the UN peacekeeping group in Afghanistan, named captain Sharif Ali bin Zaid, was killed. He received a royal welcome by the king and queen of Jordan,” Madsen said. “And the Pakistani Taliban at first implied that this Jordanian captain may have had something to do with this suicide blast.”

Nonetheless, although several sides have claimed responsibility for the incident, the exact details of the bombing still remain obscure. Answers to all the questions may not come any time soon, Madsen thinks.