Foreign & Domestic Terrorism

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  • Iranian US Embacy Attack

    Iranian US Embacy Attack
    A group of Iranian students who were mad at the United States attacked the US embassy in Iran. They were supported by Ayatollah Khomeini, the country’s leader.
  • US Embacy Bombing (Kuwait City)

    US Embacy Bombing (Kuwait City)
    A truck rigged with explosives crashed into a US embassy anex in Kuwait City. Four people died and 62 were injured. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility.
  • Madrid Restaurant Bombing

    Madrid Restaurant Bombing
    In Madrid, Spain, a bomb exploded in a restaurant where US soldiers typically ate. The explosion killed 18 and injured 82 people. Many of those injured were Americans.
  • TWA Flight 847 Hijacking

    TWA Flight 847 Hijacking
    TWA Flight 847, an American airliner, was hijacked. The pilots were forced to fly to Lebanon. The terrorists were identified as Mohammed Hamadei and Ali Atwa.
  • Pan Am Lockerbie Bombing

    Pan Am Lockerbie Bombing
    A Boeing 747 of USA’s Pan Am Airways was bombed over Lockerbie Scotland, days before Christmas. Everyone on board died. The Liberation of Palestine Terrorist group was to blame.
  • 1993 World Trade Center Bombing

    1993 World Trade Center Bombing
    8 years prior to the 9/11 attacks, a group of Muslims were arrested after parking a van filled with explosives under the world Trade Center. 6 were killed, over 1,000 were injured.
  • Riyadh US Military Complex Bombing

    Riyadh US Military Complex Bombing
    In Riyadh, Saudia Arabia, seven people were killed when a vehicle packed with explosives was parked in front of a US military complex in Saudi Arabia.
  • Three US Embacy Bombings

    Three US Embacy Bombings
    Three US embassy buildings were attacked in a short period of time. One of these was in Nairobi, Kenya. Over the course of the tree attacks, many people were killed and injured.
  • USS Cole Attack

    USS Cole Attack
    The USS Cole was attacked while docked in Aden, Yemen for fueling. The two terrorists were killed as well as 17 US Navy crewmembers.
  • September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks
    Terrorists hijacked 4 US commercial airplanes. Two hit and destroyed the world trade center buildings, and one hit the pentagon. The terrorist attack was one of the worst in modern history.