October 12, 2000 Suicide Bombers Attack the USS Cole in Aden, Yemen

Al Qaeda, with the help of the Sudan government, was able to strike a direct hit on an American naval vessel while it was docked for refueling in Yemen.   In a simple yet effective attack, two suicide bombers piloted a small boat, packed with explosives, into the port side of the Cole.  The explosion killed 17 Americans and injured 39 on board the ship.

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