1998 U.S. Embassy bombings

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Abu Anas al Libi, a key al Qaeda operative wanted for his role in the bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, has been captured in a U.S. special operations forces raid in Tripoli, Libya, U.S. officials told CNN on Saturday, October 5. FBI/Getty Images
The blast on August 7, 1998 at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, killed more than 200 people. Kenyan security guards keep watch on August 8, 1998, at the scene of explosion. ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images/FILE
A guard looks over the site of the bomb blast on August 8, 1998, in Nairobi, Kenya. ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images/FILE
Rescuers help move survivors from the explosion site in Nairobi, Kenya, on August 7, 1998. Stringer/AFP/Getty Images/FILE
The Tanzania blast went off nearly simultaneously, to the one in Kenya on August 7, 1998, leaving 11 people dead. Here, U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright talks with a member of the FBI at the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam on August 18, 1998. Visible in the background is the tanker that was used to create the explosion. ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images/FILE
A U.S. Marine talks with an FBI investigator in front of the bomb-damaged U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on August 15, 1998. Brennan Linsley/AP/FILE