Egyptian suspect in U.S. Embassy bombing raises questions

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — An Egyptian charged in the Aug. 7 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania has provided investigators with a lot of information but has been less than forthcoming about his role in the blast, sources close to the investigation say.
Mustafa Mahmoud Said Ahmed was charged on Sept. 21 together with Rashid Saleh Hemed, a Tanzanian man also accused of murder in the bombing that killed 11 people, all Africans.
Investigators say Ahmed also is suspected in a nearly simultaneous blast outside the U.S. Embassy in neighboring Kenya that killed 213 people, including 12 Americans.
Ahmed has told investigators that he volunteered information on the Nairobi bombing a day after the attack to the British High Commission as well as the FBI and Tanzania’s State Security agents. But he has denied having any information on or involvement in the Dar es Salaam bombing.