The New York Daily News
January 4, 2010
[efoods]The Dec. 30 suicide bombing on a CIA base in Afghanistan was carried out by an al-Qaeda double agent from Jordan, NBC News reported Monday.
Western intelligence officials said Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, a Jordanian doctor and al-Qaeda sympathizer from the same Jordanian hometown of militant Islamist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, was responsible for the attack, not a member of the Afghan National Army as initially reported.
The attack killed seven CIA agents.
Jordanian officials arrested al-Balawi more than a year ago, but believed he had been reformed and set him up as a double agent to infiltrate al-Qaeda and meet Ayman al Zawahiri, the terror groupâ€™s number two.