Sun, 20 May 2012 21:47:29 GMT

Lockerbie bomber who killed 270 is dead

Washington: Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, the lone person convicted in the bombing of a US plane over Scotland's Lockerbie that killed 270 people, died Sunday, CNN reported quoting Libyan government officials.

Lockerbie bomber who killed 270 is dead

Al Megrahi - a former intelligence officer who had suffered from prostate cancer - was 60.

He will be buried Monday, a foreign ministry spokesman told CNN.

Al Megrahi's cousin Omer al-Gharyani told CNN he was with al Megrahi at the Tripoli hospital when he died.

His death came more than two years after he was freed from a life sentence in Scotland on the grounds that he was dying.

The destruction of the Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie in 1988 was one of the deadliest acts of terrorism against Americans.

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