The World Trade Center bombing occurred on February 26, 1993, when a truck bomb was detonated below the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York. The bomb was intended to knock the North Tower (Tower One) into the South Tower (Tower Two), bringing both towers down and killing thousands of people. It failed to do so, but did kill six people and injured more than a thousand.VideoVideo: 1993 A huge bomb explodes in the garage below New York's World Trade Center, killing five people and forcing a hectic evacuation of some 50,000 people from the massive twin tower complex. More than 1,000 people are treated for injuries, most from smoke inhalation. Mohammed A. Salameh is later arrested in connection with the bombing as he tries to claim a refund on a rented van believed to have carried the explosion.Video: 2011 Documentary of 1993 WTC Bombing.
Liberation Army Fifth Battalion (World Trade Center Bombers)
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