Mohammad Jamal Abdo Ahmed, the leader of an Egyptian terrorist group, has been arrested by Egyptian intelligence officers according to a source close to Egyptian intelligence agency and a senior United States official which reported the story on Saturday. Ahmed, notorious as one of Egypt’s most dangerous terrorists whose Cairo safe house was raided in October and found to have suicide vests and bombs, is being linked to the assault on the United States consulate in Benghazi, Libya. In that September 11, 2012 attack, four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed.
The leader of an Egyptian terrorist cell that planned attacks in Egypt and may be linked with the storming of the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11 has been arrested by Egyptian intelligence officers, according to an official close to Egypt's intelligence agency and a senior U.S. official.
Ahmed’s actions were primarily in Egypt, but according to sources, Ahmed has confessed to having gone to Libya and helping Ansar al Sharia, who headed the organized terrorist attack on the consulate in Benghazi.
Ahmed, an Egyptian, was placed under arrest about 15 days ago in Sharqivah which is a providence in eastern Egypt. He will be held for another 15 days according to a Wall Street Journal report.