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
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9. Jul 2007 at 12:22