Terrorist Attacks in the U.S. or Against Americans


Terrorist Attacks in the U.S. or Against  Americans

The following timeline lists terrorist attacks against the United States and  Americans living either in the U.S. or abroad.

Sept. 16, New York City: TNT bomb planted in       unattended horse-drawn wagon exploded on Wall Street opposite House of     
Morgan, killing 35 people      and  injuring hundreds more. Bolshevist or anarchist terrorists believed       responsible, but crime never solved.
Jan. 24, New York City: bomb set off in historic      Fraunces Tavern killed 4      and injured more  than 50 people. Puerto Rican nationalist group (FALN)      claimed  responsibility, and police tied 13 other bombings to the      group.
Nov. 4, Tehran, Iran: Iranian radical students      seized  the U.S. embassy, taking 66 hostages. 14 were later released. The      remaining  52 were freed after 444 days on the day of President Reagan’s       inauguration.
Lebanon: Thirty US and other Western hostages       kidnapped in Lebanon by Hezbollah. Some were killed, some died in       captivity, and some were eventually released. Terry Anderson was held      for  2,454 days.
April 18, Beirut, Lebanon: U.S. embassy destroyed      in  suicide car-bomb attack; 63 dead, including 17 Americans. The Islamic      Jihad  claimed responsibility.
Oct. 23, Beirut, Lebanon: Shiite suicide bombers       exploded truck near U.S. military barracks at Beirut airport, killing      241  marines. Minutes later a second bomb killed 58 French paratroopers      in their  barracks in West Beirut.
Dec. 12, Kuwait City, Kuwait: Shiite truck bombers       attacked the U.S. embassy and other targets, killing 5 and injuring       80.
Sept. 20, east Beirut, Lebanon: truck bomb exploded       outside the U.S. embassy annex, killing 24, including 2 U.S.      military.
Dec. 3, Beirut, Lebanon: Kuwait Airways Flight 221,       from Kuwait to Pakistan, hijacked and diverted to Tehran. 2 Americans       killed.
April 12, Madrid, Spain: Bombing at restaurant       frequented by U.S. soldiers, killed 18 Spaniards and injured 82.
June 14, Beirut, Lebanon: TWA Flight 847 en route      from  Athens to Rome hijacked to Beirut by Hezbollah terrorists and held      for 17  days. A U.S. Navy diver executed.
Oct. 7, Mediterranean Sea: gunmen attack Italian       cruise ship, Achille Lauro. One U.S. tourist killed. Hijacking       linked to Libya.
Dec. 18, Rome, Italy, and Vienna, Austria: airports      in  Rome and Vienna were bombed, killing 20 people, 5 of whom were      Americans.  Bombing linked to Libya.
April 2, Athens, Greece:A bomb exploded aboard TWA       flight 840 en route from Rome to Athens, killing 4 Americans and      injuring  9.
April 5, West Berlin, Germany: Libyans bombed a      disco  frequented by U.S. servicemen, killing 2 and injuring      hundreds.
Dec. 21, Lockerbie, Scotland: N.Y.-bound Pan-Am      Boeing  747 exploded in flight from a terrorist bomb and crashed into      Scottish  village, killing all 259 aboard and 11 on the ground.      Passengers included  35 Syracuse University students and many U.S.      military personnel. Libya  formally admitted responsibility 15 years      later (Aug. 2003) and offered  $2.7 billion compensation to victims’      families.
Feb. 26, New York City: bomb exploded in basement       garage of World Trade Center,      killing 6  and injuring at least 1,040 others. In 1995, militant Islamist      Sheik Omar  Abdel Rahman and 9 others were convicted of conspiracy      charges, and in  1998, Ramzi Yousef, believed to have been the      mastermind, was convicted of  the bombing. Al-Qaeda involvement is      suspected.
April 19, Oklahoma City: car bomb exploded outside       federal office building, collapsing wall and floors. 168 people were       killed, including 19 children and 1 person who died in rescue effort.      Over  220 buildings sustained damage. Timothy  McVeigh and      Terry Nichols later convicted in the antigovernment plot to  avenge the      Branch Davidian standoff in Waco, Tex., exactly 2 years earlier.  (See      Miscellaneous  Disasters.)
Nov. 13, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: car bomb exploded at       U.S. military headquarters, killing 5 U.S. military servicemen.
June 25, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia: truck bomb exploded       outside Khobar Towers military complex, killing 19 American servicemen      and  injuring hundreds of others. 13 Saudis and a Lebanese, all alleged      members  of Islamic militant group Hezbollah,  were      indicted on charges relating to the attack in June 2001.
Aug. 7, Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam,      Tanzania:  truck bombs exploded almost simultaneously near 2      U.S. embassies, killing  224 (213 in Kenya and 11 in Tanzania) and      injuring about 4,500. 4 men  connected with al-Qaeda 2 of whom had      received training at al-Qaeda  camps      inside Afghanistan, were       convicted of the killings in May 2001 and later sentenced to life in       prison. A federal grand jury had indicted 22 men in connection with the       attacks, including Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden,      who remained at  large.
Oct. 12, Aden, Yemen: U.S. Navy destroyer USS      Cole heavily damaged when a small boat loaded with explosives      blew  up alongside it. 17 sailors killed. Linked to Osama  bin Laden,      or members of al-Qaeda      terrorist  network.
Sept. 11, New York City,  Arlington, Va., and Shanksville,          Pa.: hijackers crashed 2  commercial jets into twin      towers of World Trade Center; 2 more hijacked  jets were crashed into the      Pentagon and a field in rural Pa. Total dead and  missing numbered      2,9921: 2,749 in New York City, 184  at the      Pentagon, 40 in Pa., and 19 hijackers. Islamic al-Qaeda terrorist  group      blamed. (See September  11, 2001: Timeline of      Terrorism.)
June 14, Karachi, Pakistan: bomb explodes outside       American consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, killing 12. Linked to       al-Qaeda.
May 12, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: suicide bombers kill      34,  including 8 Americans, at housing compounds for Westerners. Al-Qaeda       suspected.
May 29–31, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: terrorists      attack the  offices of a Saudi oil company in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, take      foreign oil  workers hostage in a nearby residential compound, leaving 22      people dead  including one American.
June 11–19, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: terrorists      kidnap  and execute Paul Johnson Jr., an American, in Riyadh, Saudi      Arabia. 2 other  Americans and BBC cameraman killed by gun attacks.
Dec. 6, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: terrorists storm the       U.S. consulate, killing 5 consulate employees. 4 terrorists were killed      by  Saudi security.
Nov. 9, Amman, Jordan: suicide bombers hit 3      American  hotels, Radisson, Grand Hyatt, and Days Inn, in Amman, Jordan,      killing 57.  Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility.
Sept. 13, Damascus, Syria: an attack by four gunman      on  the American embassy is foiled.
Jan. 12, Athens, Greece: the U.S. embassy is fired      on  by an anti-tank missile causing damage but no injuries.
Dec. 11, Algeria: more than 60 people are killed,       including 11 United Nations staff members, when Al Qaeda terrorists       detonate two car bombs near Algeria’s Constitutional Council and the      United  Nations offices.
May 26, Iraq: a suicide bomber on a motorcycle      kills  six U.S. soldiers and wounds 18 others in Tarmiya.
June 24, Iraq: a suicide bomber kills at least 20       people, including three U.S. Marines, at a meeting between sheiks and       Americans in Karmah, a town west of Baghdad.
June 12, Afghanistan: four American servicemen are       killed when a roadside bomb explodes near a U.S. military vehicle in      Farah  Province.
July 13, Afghanistan: nine U.S.soldiers and at      least  15 NATO troops die when Taliban militants boldly attack an      American base in  Kunar Province, which borders Pakistan. It’s the most      deadly against U.S.  troops in three years.
Aug. 18 and 19, Afghanistan: as many as 15 suicide       bombers backed by about 30 militants attack a U.S. military base, Camp       Salerno, in Bamiyan. Fighting between U.S. troops and members of the       Taliban rages overnight. No U.S. troops are killed.
Sept. 16, Yemen: a car bomb and a rocket strike the       U.S. embassy in Yemen as staff arrived to work, killing 16 people,       including 4 civilians. At least 25 suspected al-Qaeda militants are       arrested for the attack.
Nov. 26, India: in a series of attacks on several      of  Mumbai’s landmarks and commercial hubs that are popular with      Americans and  other foreign tourists, including at least two five-star      hotels, a  hospital, a train station, and a cinema. About 300 people are      wounded and  nearly 190 people die, including at least 5 Americans.
Feb. 9, Iraq: a suicide bomber kills four American soldiers  and their Iraqi translator near a police checkpoint.
April 10, Iraq: a suicide attack kills five American  soldiers and two Iraqi policemen.
June 1, Little Rock, Arkansas: Abdulhakim Muhammed, a  Muslim convert from Memphis, Tennessee, is charged with shooting two soldiers  outside a military recruiting center. One is killed and the other is wounded. In  a January 2010 letter to the judge hearing his case, Muhammed asked to change  his plea from not guilty to guilty, claimed ties to al-Qaeda, and called the  shooting a jihadi attack “to fight those who wage war on Islam and  Muslims.”
Dec. 25: A Nigerian man on a flight from Amsterdam to  Detroit attempted to ignite an explosive device hidden in his underwear. The  explosive device that failed to detonate was a mixture of powder and liquid that  did not alert security personnel in the airport. The alleged bomber, Umar Farouk  Abdulmutallab, told officials later that he was directed by the terrorist group  Al Qaeda. The suspect was already on the government’s watch list when he  attempted the bombing; his father, a respected Nigerian banker, had told the  U.S. government that he was worried about his son’s increased extremism.
Dec. 30, Iraq: a suicide bomber kills eight Americans  civilians, seven of them CIA agents, at a base in Afghanistan. It’s the  deadliest attack on the agency since 9/11. The attacker is reportedly a double  agent from Jordan who was acting on behalf of al-Qaeda.
May 1, New York City: a car bomb is discovered in Times  Square, New York City after smoke is seen coming from a vehicle.  The bomb was  ignited, but failed to detonate and was disarmed before it could cause any harm.  Times Square was evacuated as a safety precaution.  Faisal Shahzad pleads guilty  to placing the bomb as well as 10 terrorism and weapons charges.
May 10, Jacksonville, Florida: a pipe bomb explodes while  approximately 60 Muslims are praying in the mosque. The attack causes no  injuries.
Oct. 29: two packages are found on separate cargo planes.  Each package contains a bomb consisting of 300 to 400 grams (11-14 oz) of  plastic explosives and a detonating mechanism. The bombs are discovered as a  result of intelligence received from Saudi Arabia’s security chief. The  packages, bound from Yemen to the United States, are discovered at en route  stop-overs, one in England and one in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
Jan. 17, Spokane, Washington: a pipe bomb is discovered  along the route of the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial march. The bomb, a  “viable device” set up to spray marchers with shrapnel and to cause multiple  casualties, is defused without any injuries.

2012Sept. 11, Benghazi, Libya: militants armed with  antiaircraft weapons and rocket-propelled grenades fire upon the American  consulate, killing U.S. ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other  embassy officials. U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton said the U.S.  believed that Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, a group closely linked to Al  Qaeda, orchestrated the attack.2013Feb. 1, Ankara, Turkey: Ecevit Sanli detonates a bomb near  a gate at the U.S. Embassy. Sanli dies after detonating the bomb. One Turkish  guard is also killed. Didem Tuncay, a respected television journalist, is  injured in the blast. Unlike the bombing at the embassy in Benghazi last  September, the U.S. government immediately calls the bombing a terrorist attack.  According to Turkish officials, the attack is from the Revolutionary People’s  Liberation Party, which has been labeled a terrorist organization by the U.S.  and other nations.

See also U.S.-Designated Foreign  Terrorist    Organizations; Suspected  al-Qaeda Terrorist Acts.

1. On Oct. 29, 2003, New York officials     reduced the number of people killed at the World Trade Center in the     September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States by 40 names.    The  list of casualties dropped to 2,752 from 2,792 for a variety of    reasons: some  people initially reported missing have been found, there    were duplicate  names, there was no proof that a person was at the World    Trade Center that  day, and because of fraud. On January 2004, the number    was reduced by 3 more  to 2,749.

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  • muse1876  On April 1, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Being PC will kill us all.

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