Glasgow bomber has no connection with Dr. Khalid Ahmed

Dr. Khalid Ahmed, who studied at the Jessenius Medical Faculty of Comenius University in Martin from 1995 to 2001, is not the man whom British police suspect of having taken part in the terrorist attack on Glasgow airport on June 30, the Sme daily reported on July 6.

Following the attack on Glasgow airport, British newspaper The Daily Telegraph reported that one of the attackers was named Khalid Ahmed and that he had studied in Bratislava.

The Slovak Interior Ministry told the TA3 news channel on July 4 that it was the same man. "The attacker is the man who was a university student in Martin from 1995 to 2001," said Vladimíra Hrebeňáková of the Interior Ministry press department at the time.

On July 5 the ministry corrected its statement, saying it did not know whether the man who studied in Martin was the attacker or not. On July 6, British police asked Slovak authorities for more information. "We won't make a statement before Monday [July 9]," said Interior Ministry spokesman Erik Tomáš.

On July 6 the BBC corrected the original report and said that the suspected bomber’s name was actually Kafeel Ahmed.

Dr. Khalid Ahmed said that an apology is not enough and that he plans to demand financial recompense from the Slovak authorities and media.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Roman Mikulec and Mária Kolíková presented the proposed document at the governmental session.

Cabinet apologised for the police raid in Roma settlement in 2013

The cabinet considers the apology a humanitarian gesture towards the victims and a commitment to avoid similar failures in the future.


22 h
In 2020, the National Cybersecurity Centre was involved in investigating 450 ransom attacks.

North Koreans and Russians. How did hackers target Slovakia?

The security authority reported hundreds of attacks over the past year.


23. jún

News digest: Third wave is coming. President urges people to get vaccinated

President and the Catholic bishops encourage people to get Covid vaccine. More foreign countries classify Slovakia as green. Cabinet apologises for the infamous Moldava raid.


19 h
Illustrative stock photo

First Delta variant case confirmed in Slovakia

The labs confirmed the strain in a positive sample from a person who returned from Russia.


23. jún