- by cnn
- 29 Feb 2024
Here's some background information about the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing, which killed six people and injured more than 1,000. Six suspects were convicted of directly participating in the bombing. The seventh suspect, Abdul Rahman Yasin, is still at large.
The explosion created a hole 200 feet by 100 feet, several stories deep. It caused the PATH station ceiling to collapse.
The 1,200-pound bomb was in a Ryder truck parked in a parking garage beneath the World Trade Center.
An estimated 50,000 people were evacuated.
Ramzi Yousef directed the organization and execution of the bombing. He said he did it to avenge the sufferings Palestinian people had endured at the hands of US-aided Israel.
February 26, 1993 - At 12:18 p.m. ET, a bomb explodes on the second subterranean level of Vista Hotel's public parking garage, below the 2 World Trade Center building.
February 28, 1993 - The FBI confirms that a bomb caused the explosion. In the wreckage, federal agents find shattered van parts with a vehicle identification number.
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