***** U.S. Warship Hit by 'Suicide Bombers' Off Yemen http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/world/international-yemen-s.html
October 12, 2000
Filed at 4:14 p.m. ET
DUBAI (Reuters) - Suspected suicide bombers blasted a hole in a U.S. Navy destroyer in a Yemeni port on Thursday, killing five American sailors and leaving 12 missing.
U.S. Navy officials said 36 were injured, five seriously, when an explosives-laden boat blew up near the USS Cole, one of the world's most advanced guided missile destroyers.
The vessel, which had been on a refuelling stop in Yemen's southern port Aden, was left listing and with a 20-by-40 foot gash along its waterline.
``If, as it now appears, this was an act of terrorism it was a despicable and cowardly act. We will find out who was responsible and hold them accountable,'' President Clinton said.... *****