Gold Mihor Hotel Bombing

This bombing would widely come to be considered bin Laden's first.

Two people were killed and seven injured at the Gold Mihor and Movenpick hotels in Aden, Yemen. It was after this attack that al-Qaeda would issue their justification for the deaths of innocent people.

The purpose of the attacks was target American soldiers on their way to Somalia for Operation Restore Hope. The troops were at a different hotel and the only casualties were an Australian tourist and Yemeni hotel workers.

Afterwards, Abu Hajer would explain to al-Qaeda members that the killing of innocents was justified, that good Muslims would go to paradise