Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, mastermind of the 9/11 attacks
Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, involved in the attack on the USS Cole;
Mamdouh Mahmud Salim, involved in the August 1998 US embassy bombings in East Africa
Abu Hamza al-Masri, the spiritual father of the July 2005 London Underground bombings
Zaki ur-Rehman Lakhvi, one of the participants in the November 2008 Mumbai bombings
Ali Hamad, a Bahraini-born al-Qaeda operative, has claimed that al-Qaeda figures would visit Bosnia with “state protection,
… militant Islamists indigenous to the Balkans have been involved in numerous actions and conspiracies: the October 2002 attack on the US Embassy in Vienna, the May 2007 Fort Dix bomb plot, the July 2009 Raleigh Group conspiracy, the 2009 New York City subway attack conspiracy, the October 2011 attack on the US Embassy in Sarajevo, a January 2012 plot to bomb nightclubs in Tampa, and the murder of two US servicemen at Frankfurt Airport in February 2012. Most recently, a young man from Kosovo became “the Balkans’ first suicide bomber,” killing fifty people in an attack in Baghdad in March 2014.