1,748. 10/12/2000

“At 10:45 A.M. on the morning of October 12 [2000], two al Qaeda suicide bombers loaded a device made of C-4 explosive into a small skiff and took off across the harbor in Aden, Yemen. The U.S.S. Cole, an advanced guided missile destroyer, was at the refueling dock… when the white fiberglass boat pulled alongside, the bomb detonated, blowing a four-story hole in the side of the ship. Seventeen U.S. sailors were killed.”

 – Peter Lance, 1000 Years For Revenge, Pages 398-399

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