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Thursday, 28 November, 2002, 18:17 GMT
In pictures: Kenya attacks
Suicide bombers launch a deadly attack on a hotel on the Kenyan coast used by Israelis. Meanwhile, an Israeli holiday jet is fired on as it takes off from the nearby Mombasa airport.

Kenyan soldier at the demolished entrance to the Mombasa Paradise hotel
A vehicle thought to be laden with explosives smashed through the entrance, setting off a huge blast

Aerial view of smouldering hotel buildings
Only shortly before, a group of Israeli tourists had arrived in the lobby at the start of their holiday

Kenyan injured in the explosion
Local Kenyans, most of them dancers greeting the Israeli guests, bore the brunt of the blast

Red Cross workers carry away one of the victims
Three Israelis - two of them children - were among the dead

Tourists leave the hotel following the attack
The Israeli-owned hotel was popular with tourists keen to escape the violence at home

Kenyan police at the scene
Kenyan investigators are being joined by Mossad operatives in the hunt for the attackers

Arkia charter airliner being checked for damage after the missile-attack
At the same time, an Israeli jet was attacked by missiles on take-off from Mombasa

Relieved passengers are met by their relatives at Ben Gurion airport
But the attack failed, and passengers were flown safely back to Israel.

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Shlomo Hanael from airline charter company Arkia
"The crew reported some streaks of light by the aircraft"
Witness Ranjit Sondhi
"The car burst through the gate and exploded"
The British High Commission's Mark Norton
"I would imagine this hotel would have quite good security"

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