1993 – World Trade Center Bombing

When:
February 26, 2018 all-day
2018-02-26T00:00:00-08:00
2018-02-27T00:00:00-08:00
Where:
New York
NY
USA

On February 26, 1993, a small group of terrorists perpetrated an attack on the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City. Headed by Pakistani Islamist Ramzi Yousef, the group successfully placed a bomb in the parking garage located below the WTC. The bomb went off shortly past noon, creating a nearly 100-foot crater beneath the building. Six people were killed instantly and more than a thousand were injured. This attack was one of the first conducted by Islamist extremists on US soil.

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