561. 12/29/1992

"On December 29, 1992, a bomb exploded in the Movenpick Hotel in Aden, Yemen, and another blew up prematurely in the parking lot of a nearby luxury hotel, the Goldmohur. The bombers had targeted American troops who were on their way to Somalia to participate in Operation Restore Hope, an international famine relief effort. In fact, the soldiers were staying in a different hotel altogether. Bin Laden would later claim credit for this blundered attack. …Two people died, an Australian tourist and a Yemeni hotel worker, and seven others, mostly Yemenis, were severely injured."

 – The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright, 12/29/1992

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