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Qaeda commander wanted in USS Cole bombing killed

Al-Qaeda commander in Yemen, Fahad al-Qasaa, wanted in USS Cole bombing has been killed in air raid, Al Arabiya correspondent reported, citing tribal sources.

The October 2000 attack on the U.S. Navy destroyer, the USS Cole, in Yemen’s port of Aden killed 17 sailors and wounded 40 more.

Fahd al-Quso, who was wanted by the United States for the attack against the USS Cole, was killed tonight (Sunday) in an American raid on the Rafadh region” in the Shabwa province, a tribal chief Abdel Magid bin Farid al-Awlaqi has said, according to AFP.

Quso was killed when two missiles slammed near his home in Rafadh, east of Ataq, the provincial capital of Shabwa province, the tribal chief said, adding that two of the suspect’s body guards were also killed in the raid.

Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack on the USS Cole which was carried out when militants riding an explosives-laden skiff blew a 30-foot by 30-foot (10-meter by 10 meter) hole in the USS Cole.

The USS Cole was in the port of Aden for a routine fuel stop when it was attacked.