#2:. The Mombasa bombing, November, 2002
Four years and three months after the Nairobi Bomb Blast, another attack was carried out in Kenya, this time in the coastal city of Mombasa. Mombasa is well-known for its tourist activities especially during and around major holiday seasons such as Christmas and the New Year.
This attack took place on the 28th of November, just a few days before the usually busy month of December.
An all terrain vehicle intentionally crashed through a barrier outside the Israeli-owned paradise Hotel and upon blowing up killed 13 people, injuring 80 others. At the same time, two shoulder-launched Strela 2 missiles were fired at an Israeli Charter plane as it took off from Moi International Airport. Although the missiles missed the plane, flights between Kenya and Israel were cut off as soon as the Israeli plane touched down in Tel-Aviv. Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, Abu Taha al-Sudan and Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan were accused of having masterminded the attack.