Terror groups claim ship attack

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Two terrorist groups have claimed responsibility for yesterday's bomb attack on the USS Cole in Aden.

Two terrorist groups have claimed responsibility for yesterday's bomb attack on the USS Cole in Aden.

One also claimed to be behind the blast which rocked the British embassy in Sana'a, the Yemeni capital, today.

Seventeen US sailors are believed to have died in the attack which has crippled the USS Cole, one of the world's most advanced warships.

Both are known to be radical Islamic groups.

A US Armed Services Committee spokesman said a group possibly linked to the terrorist Osoma bin Laden said it carried out the attack on the ship.

In the blast at the British embassy, a bomb is believed to have been thrown into the compound.

It caused extensive damage, though no-one was hurt.

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