CIA bomber calls for attacks on U.S. in video

10:50, January 10, 2010      

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Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud (L) sits beside a man who is believed to be Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal Al-Balawi, the suicide bomber who killed CIA agents in Afghanistan, in this still image taken from video released Jan. 9, 2010. A Pakistan television station showed on Saturday what it said was the suicide bomber double agent who killed CIA agents in Afghanistan sitting with the Pakistani Taliban leader, and reported he shared U.S. and Jordanian state secrets with militants.(Xinhua/AFP Photo)

The Jordanian doctor who killed seven CIA employees in a suicide attack in Afghanistan said all jihadists must attack US targets to avenge the killing of the Pakistani Taliban leader, according to a video that appeared posthumously Saturday on an Arabic news channel.

Humam Khalil Abu Mulal al-Balawi appeared next to the new leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, and explained how the "emigrants" Muslim jihadists from abroad - were given shelter by the Pakistani Taliban and so should exact revenge for US attacks.

In August, Baitullah Mehsud, the supreme commander of the Pakistani Taliban was killed by a CIA missile strike.

"We will never forget the blood of our emir Baitullah Mehsud, We will always demand revenge for him inside America and outside," he said, addressing the "enemies of God" and Jordanian intelligence. "It is an obligation of the emigrants who were welcomed by the emir."

Al-Balawi, wearing traditional Afghan dress, spoke in Arabic during the minute-and-a-half video. Several extremist Islamic Web sites linked to the Jazeera video.

The IntelCenter, a US-based group monitoring extremist sites, said the video was released by the Pakistani branch of the Taliban.

Jordanian intelligence officials have said they believed the devout 32-year-old doctor had been persuaded to support US efforts against al-Qaida in Afghanistan. They say al-Balawi was recruited to help capture or kill Ayman al-Zawahri, a doctor from Egypt who is Osama bin Laden's right-hand man, according to a counterterrorism official based in the Middle East.

Al-Balawi blew himself up in a meeting with seven employees of the CIA in eastern Afghanistan.

In the video, al-Balawi appeared to mock reports that he had ever been in the employ of US or Jordanian intelligence.

"The emigrant for the sake of God will not put his religion on the bargaining table and will not sell his religion even if they put the sun in his right hand and the moon in his left," he said, making a reference to a verse in the Muslim holy book.

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