Al-Qaeda Bombs Yemen Hotel

The first attack ever performed by al-Qaeda took place in Aden, Yemen in the Movenpick Hotel, and another nearby hotel named the Goldmouhr.

A bomb went off in the each of the hotels, and killed an Australian tourist and a Yemeni hotel worker.

Although the attack had no real effect on America, the attempt was originally targeted at American troops who used the hotel between their travels to Somalia to help in the famine relief effor Operation Restore Hope. Osama bin Laden claimed credit for the attack, and helped turn al-Qaeda into a global terrorist organization.