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Four on trial for hotel blast

Four Kenyan men charged with killing 15 people by car bombing an Israeli-owned hotel in Mombasa planned the attack with the backing of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida network, a court in Nairobi heard yesterday. Prosecutor Edwin Okello told the Nairobi high court that the four men had been connected to al-Qaida since January 2002, that they had “frequent communication with network members” and “they rented … houses for short periods, moving from one house to another to avoid suspicion.” The men are charged with murder over the attack on the Paradise Hotel in November 2002, which took place simultaneously with a missile attack on an Israeli airliner at Mombasa airport. Full Story

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