Recent terrorism attacks targeting the United States
The United States has been the target of several terrorist attacks in recent
October 12, 2000: A suicide bomber attack on the USS Cole in Yemen's Aden
harbor kills 17 American sailors and wounds 39 others.
August 7, 1998: Twin bombings at the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar
es Salaam, Tanzania, kill 224 people and wound thousands of others.
June 1996: A bomb at U.S. barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, kills 19
Americans and injures 500 people.
November 13, 1995: A bomb at U.S. military headquarters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, kills five U.S. service personnel.
April 19, 1995: A truck bomb at the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma, kills 168 and wounds more than 500 others.
February 26, 1993: Terrorist bombers strike the World Trade Center, killing six
people and injuring more than 1,000 others.
December 21, 1988: The bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, kills 270, mostly Americans.
September 5, 1986: Hijackers take over a Pan Am jet at Karachi Airport. Twenty people are killed when security forces storm the plane.
June 14, 1985: Shiite Muslim gunmen hijack a TWA jet carrying 153 passengers and crew, mostly Americans, shortly after takeoff from Athens, Greece. A U.S. serviceman, Robert Dean Stethem, 23, was killed and his body was thrown on the tarmac at the airport in Beirut, Lebanon. Thirty nine others were held hostage for 17 days before being released.
September 20, 1984: A bombing at the U.S. Embassy annex in Beirut, Lebanon, kills 16 and injures the ambassador.
October 23, 1983: The bombing of U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, kills 241.
April 18, 1983: A car bomb at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, kills 17.