Kenya attack: wanted man the united states said it was offering nairobi assistance to take on al-shabab and would continue to work with others in the region to take on the group. On august 7, 1998, nearly simultaneous bombs blew up in front of the american embassies in nairobi, kenya, and dar es salaam, tanzania two hundred and twenty-four people died in the blasts, including 12 americans, and more than 4,500 people were wounded. August 7 is kenya's 9/11, the day of the worst terrorist attack in the country's history on this day 20 years ago, a truck bomb destroyed the us embassy in nairobi, killing 213 people, most of them kenyans. The successful embassy bombings marked a watershed in the evolution of the september 11th plot, persuading mohammed to truly commit to a terrorist strike in the united states cia's first victim of al-qa'ida and bin ladin was among the dead in nairobi, kenya. Nairobi — wednesday marks the 15th anniversary of the attacks on the american embassies in nairobi, kenya and dar es salaam, tanzania that killed more than 224 people and wounded thousands more.
Worst embassy attacks on sept 17, militants launched the worst attack on a us embassy in a decade, killing 17 people with car bombs, machine gun fire and grenades. It was mid-morning on august 7, 1998, when the first massive blast hit the us embassy in downtown nairobi, followed minutes later by an explosion in dar es salaam, killing a total of 224 people. Media in category 1998 united states embassy bombings the following 10 files are in this category, out of 10 total.
It's been 20 years since us embassies in kenya and tanzania were hit by blasts that killed more than 200 people they were the first major attacks on us targets by al-qaida ailsa chang, host. For example, in 1998 an al-qaeda cargo vessel carried explosives to mombasa in kenya not long before they were used in the bomb attacks on the us embassies in kenya and tanzania that killed over 220 people and injured more than 5,000. It has been 15 years since the al-qaeda bomb attacks on us embassies in kenya and tanzania thousands of people are expected to gather in nairobi and dar es salaam to remember the 224 people. The murderous and near-simultaneous bombing attacks on the us embassies in nairobi, kenya and dar es salaam, tanzania on 7 august 1998 caused more casualties than any other terrorist attack during the year.
The recent attack on kenya's westgate mall in nairobi, kenya, is the deadliest terrorist attack in kenya since the 1998 truck bombing of the us embassy, which killed more than 200 people. Our staff - americans, locally employed staff, those who serve in uniform, all of those who serve at our embassies - endure hardships, often at great risk, far away from home, because it keeps the united states safer and stronger. The dual terrorist attacks killed 224 people, including 12 americans, and wounded more than 4,500 the united states accused saudi exile osama bin laden, a proponent of international terrorism against america, of masterminding the bombings. Twenty years after the twin bombings of the us embassies in nairobi and dar es salaam, kenyans and tanzanians affected by the attacks are still struggling to gain compensation through the us.
80 feared dead, 1,000 hurt in africa blasts by david fox nairobi, aug 7 (reuters) - up to 80 people were feared dead and over 1,000 injured in two huge car bomb attacks on friday aimed at the united states embassies in kenya and tanzania, police and witnesses said. Attacks on us embassies in kenya and tanzania the near-simultaneous bombing attacks on the us embassies in nairobi, kenya and dar es salaam, tanzania took place on 7 august 1998 in nairobi, where the us embassy was located in a congested downtown area, the attack killed 291 persons and wounded about 5,000. August 7 is kenya's 9/11, the day of the worst terrorist attack in the country's history on this day 20 years ago, a truck bomb destroyed the us embassy in nairobi, killing 213 people, most. The most notorious was the 1998 us embassy bombing in nairobi, but since kenyan forces' foray into somalia in october 2011, smaller-scale grenade, gun and bomb attacks on civilians have increased.
At least 200 people have been killed and more than 1,000 injured following explosions at united states embassies in kenya and tanzania the bombings took place within minutes of each other at around 1030 local time. Dar es salaam, tanzania, and nairobi, kenya, august 7, 1998: the bombings of these two embassies brought the name osama bin laden to americans' lips for the first time the bombings resulted in. In an attack claimed by terrorist organisation al-qaeda, over 200 people were killed in nearly simultaneous bomb explosions in united states embassy in dae el salaam, tanzania and the other at united states embassy in nairobi kenya.
The us state department added ahmad iman ali, the leader of shabaab's network in kenya, and abdifatah abubakar abdi, a dangerous kenyan commander, to its list of specially designated global terrorists on march 8 the two shabaab leaders have fueled the group's insurgency in kenya and southern. From the embassies in africa, theoretically us sovereign territory, to an attack on a us warship at sea, to bombing the us in the homeland itself was an inevitable progression we are still living with the consequences today. A man attacked an armed guard in front of the us embassy in a nairobi suburb in kenya, and was shot to death in the street no one from the embassy was injured in the attack, but the officer sustained injuries to the head and hand, officials said there has been a shooting outside the embassy and.