On November 28, 2002, the Kenyan hotel bombing terrorist attack took place. Three suicide bombers detonated themselves at a hotel in Mombasa, Kenya, killing 13 other people, including three Israeli tourists who have been presumed to be the targets of the attack. At the same time two anti-aircraft missiles were fired at an Arkia Boeing 757 airliner, which only narrowly missed. The two attacks are suspected to be connected, and it is suspected that al-Qaeda may be involved in the attacks.

12 people were detained in connection with the hotel bombing, including six Pakistanis and four Somalis, as well as an American and her Spanish husband, both of whom were later released.

Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for this attack on the Jehad.net website, which since had been taken down.

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