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Al-Qaeda shoots at US military plane


Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
LocationPrince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia
Time Mid May 2002
Victim Deaths0
Victim Injuries0
Attacker Deaths0
ParticipantsAbu Huzifa (Attacker)
Narrative and Notes
ReliableAbu Huzifa acknowledged firing an SA-7 at an American military aircraft departing Prince Sultan. It missed. The discarded missile launcher was discovered by Saudi security forces at some point after the attack.

Abu Huzifa was detained in Sudan a short time later and transfered to Saudi custody.

The missile was from the same production batch as that used in a failed attack on an Israeli civilian aircraft in Mombasa, Kenya.
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