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
, 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.
Links and references
- Kenyan May Have Talked to Bombers, Washington Post, December 2, 2002
- After Blast, Kenya Reviews Qaeda's Trail in East Africa, The New York Times, December 1, 2002
- ATTACKS IN MOMBASA: Kenyans Hunting for Clues; Bombing Toll Rises to 13, The New York Times, November 30, 2002
- THE GRIEVERS: Israelis Return in Trauma From Supposed Haven, The New York Times, November 30, 2002
- INVESTIGATION: U.S. Suspects Qaeda Link to Bombing in Mombasa, The New York Times, November 30, 2002
- Source of Bombs? Kenyans Look North, The New York Times, November 30, 2002
- AT THE SITE: Survivor Saw Bombers' Race to Death, The New York Times, November 30, 2002