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The bombing of a nightclub in Bali on 12 October 2002, which killed 202 people, including 88 Australians.
On June 25, 1996, a powerful truck bomb ripped through the Khobar Towers, an apartment complex housing American, Saudi, French, and British troops at an air base near Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The explosion killed 19 servicemen and injured 500 Americans and Saudis.
A series of explosions struck London's transport system on July 7, 2005, during the morning rush hour.
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The 2011 Norway attacks were two sequential terrorist attacks against the civilian population, the government, and a political summer camp in Norway on 22 July 2011.
On December 21, 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 from London to New York exploded at 31,000 feet over Lockerbie in southern Scotland, killing all 259 on board and eleven people on the ground. The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch concluded that the crash was the result of "the detonation of an improvised explosive device located in a baggage container".
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Summary of events:
  • Nineteen terrorists hijack four airliners in the eastern United States.
  • Two planes crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, one in each tower. Both towers completely collapse, due to the intense flames.
  • One plane crashes into the Pentagon.
  • One plane crashes in central Pennsylvania after a passenger rebellion. It was thought to have been targeted for Camp David, Maryland, the Capitol building, or the White House.
  • All air traffic is grounded and all airports closed across the United States; international flights are diverted to Canada. Financial markets are closed.
  • U.S. skyscrapers and most government and public complexes are evacuated, and American armed forces worldwide are placed on high alert.
  • The prime suspect is Osama bin Laden, who denies involvement.
On March 20, 1995, members of Aum Shinrikyo released sarin nerve gas on five Tokyo subway trains. Twelve people were killed and just under 3,800 were injured.
On October 12, 2000, the USS Cole was refueling in Aden, Yemen, when two people steered a small boat loaded with explosives alongside the ship and stood at attention as the small craft blew up. The explosion, which tore a large hole in the port side of the ship's hull, killed seventeen sailors and wounded thirty-five.
On August 7, 1998, a bomb exploded near the United States Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, killing 212 people -- twelve of which were Americans and 31 of which were Foreign Service Nationals -- and wounding 4,650 people. At almost the same time, a bomb exploded near the United States Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, killing eleven people, including seven Foreign Service Nationals from the Embassy, and wounding 72 others.
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