1993 World Trade Center Bombing

On February 26, 1993, terrorists affiliated with Al Qaeda detonated a 1,336 lbs truck bomb underneath the North Tower of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. The bomb was intended to bring down the North Tower and send it crashing into the South Tower. Six men were involved in the plan, which was led by Ramzi Yousef, the nephew of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who would go on to plan and organize the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks against the same target. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed also funded the 1993 attempt, which failed to bring down the tower but killed 6 people and injured more than 1,000.

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