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March 03, 2003

Kenya IDs suspects in Israeli attacks

Do you recall this terror attack against the Israeli-owned hotel? Here is an update
NAIROBI, Kenya - Police in Mombasa have identified eight suspects they believe were involved in the Nov. 28 terrorist attacks on Israeli targets in Kenya, a senior police official said Monday.

Some of the eight are Kenyans, but others are foreigners, said Joseph Narangwi, the senior Criminal Investigation Department officer in Coast Province.

Police have questioned more than a dozen people in the attacks, which killed 11 Kenyans and three Israeli tourists, but there have been no arrests.

The Kenyans and Israelis died when a vehicle packed with explosives crashed into the Paradise Hotel, 12 miles north of Mombasa. It is not known how many people were in the vehicle.

Minutes before the bombing, unidentified assailants fired two missiles at an Arkia Airlines Boeing 757, narrowly missing the charter aircraft as it took off from Mombasa airport with Israeli tourists returning to Tel Aviv.[more]