1993 World Trade Center bombing
The 1993 World Trade Center bombing happened on February 26, 1993 in the bottom section of the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, United States. Six people were killed, including a woman who was 7 months pregnant. About 1,042 people were injured. The plan was to use truck bombs parked in the parking lot of the bottom of the North Tower. The main leader of the al-Qaeda cell sent to destroy the buildings hoped the explosions would cause the North Tower to collapse and hit the South Tower.
The cell's leader was Ramzi Yousef. The group wanted to destroy the building because many Jews worked in it. Their leader Osama bin Laden was disappointed to see the buildings were not destroyed, so he wanted another attack on the same building. The result would be the September 11 attacks in 2001.
References[change | change source]
- "The World Trade Center Bombing: Report and Analysis" (PDF). US Fire Administration, DHS. February 1993. Retrieved 2011-10-25.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to 1993 World Trade Center bombing.|
- Rewards for Justice World Trade Center Bombing page Archived 2005-09-07 at the Wayback Machine
- "1993: World Trade Center bomb terrorises New York", BBC: On This Day
- FBI – 1993 World Trade Center Bombing – Press Room Archived 2009-05-12 at the Wayback Machine FBI February 26, 2008
- Images from the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing
- WCBS 880 radio aircheck, February 26, 1993 at sorabji.com