WASHINGTON Al Qaeda suspect Khalid Sheikh Mohammed claimed he organized the September 11 attacks on the United States and other major attacks, according to the transcript of a hearing released on Wednesday.
Following are some of the 28 separate attacks or plots for which he claimed responsibility.
- The September 11, 2001 attacks that destroyed New York's World Trade Center and damaged the Pentagon, killing nearly 3,000 people. Mohammed said he was the operational director for Osama bin Laden and carried out the attacks "from A to Z".
- The 1993 truck bomb attack on the World Trade Center that killed six people and wounded more than 1,000.
- The October 12, 2002 bombings of two nightclubs in Bali, Indonesia, which killed 202 people.
- The 2002 bomb attack on the Israeli-owned Paradise Hotel on the Kenyan coast, which killed at least 14. A simultaneous, failed missile attack on an Israeli airliner leaving nearby Mombasa airport.
- The attempt to down two American passenger airplanes using shoe bombs. British-born Richard Reid was sentenced to life in prison for trying to blow up a transatlantic American Airlines flight on December 22, 2001 with explosives stuffed in his shoes.
- A plan to bomb and destroy the Panama Canal.
- Surveying and financing for the assassination of several former American presidents, including Jimmy Carter.
- A plot to destroy Britain's Heathrow Airport, the Canary Wharf Building and Big Ben.
- Shared responsibility for plots to assassinate Pope John Paul in the Philippines and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf.