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Date Event U.S. killed
September 11, 2001 Terrorists hijack four U.S. commercial airliners taking off from various locations in the United States in a coordinated suicide attack. In separate attacks, two of the airliners crash into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, NY which catch fire and eventually collapse. A third airliner crashes into the Pentagon in Washington, DC, causing extensive damage. The fourth airliner, also believed to be heading towards Washington, DC, crashes outside Shanksville, PA, killing all 45 people on board. Casualty estimates from New York put the possible death toll close to 3,000, while 189 people have been lost at the Pentagon crash site. 3,234 (est.)
October 12, 2000 A terrorist bomb damages the destroyer USS Cole in the port of Aden, Yemen, killing 17 sailors and injuring 39. 17
August 7, 1998 Terrorist bombs destroy the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In Nairobi, 12 Americans are among the 212 killed, and over 5,000 are wounded, including 6 Americans. In Dar es Salaam, one U.S. citizen is wounded among the 11 killed and 72 injured. 13
June 21, 1998 Rocket-propelled grenades explode near the U.S. embassy in Beirut.
July 27, 1996 A pipe bomb explodes during the Olympic games in Atlanta, killing one person and wounding 111. 1
June 25, 1996 A bomb aboard a fuel truck explodes outside a U.S. Air Force installation in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The bomb killed 19 U.S. military personnel in the Khobar Towers housing facility, and wounded 515, including 240 Americans. 19
November 13, 1995 A car bomb in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia kills 7 people, 5 of them American military and civilian advisers for National Guard training. The Tigers of the Gulf, Islamist Movement for Change, and Fighting Advocates of God claim responsibility. 7
April 19, 1995 A car bomb destroys the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and wounding over 600. 168
February 1993 A bomb in a van explodes in the underground parking garage in New York’s World Trade Center, killing 6 people and wounding 1,042. 6
December 21, 1988 A bomb destroys Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. All 259 people aboard the Boeing 747 are killed including 189 Americans, as are 11 people on the ground. 189
April 1986 An explosion damages a TWA flight as it prepares to land in Athens, Greece. Four people are killed when they are sucked out of the aircraft.
April 1986 A bomb destroys a West Berlin disco frequented by U.S. servicemen, killing one American and one German woman and wounding 150, including 44 Americans. 1
December 1985 Simultaneous suicide attacks are carried out against U.S. and Israeli check-in desks at Rome and Vienna international airports. The two attacks killed 20 people, including 4 terrorists.
November 1985 Hijackers aboard an Egyptair flight kill one American. Egyptian commandos later storm the aircraft on the isle of Malta, and 60 people are killed. 1
October 1985 Palestinian terrorists hijack the cruise liner Achille Lauro (in response to the Israeli attack on PLO headquarters in Tunisia). Leon Klinghoffer, an elderly, wheelchair-bound American, is killed and thrown overboard. 1
August 1985 A car bomb at a U.S. military base in Frankfurt, Germany kills 2 and injures 20. A U.S. soldier murdered for his identity papers is found a day after the explosion. 3
June 1985 A TWA airliner is hijacked over the Mediterranean, the start of a two-week hostage ordeal. The last 39 passengers are eventually released in Damascus after being held in various locations in Beirut.
June 1985 In San Salvador, El Salvador, 13 people are killed in a machine gun attack at an outdoor café, including 4 U.S. Marines and 2 American businessmen. 6
April 1985 A bomb explodes in a restaurant near a U.S. air base in Madrid, Spain, killing 18, all Spaniards, and wounding 82, including 15 Americans. 18
November 1984 A bomb attack on the U.S. embassy in Bogota, Colombia kills a passer-by. The attack was preceded by death threats against U.S. officials by drug traffickers.
October 1983 A suicide car bomb attack against the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut kills 241 servicemen. A simultaneous attack on a French base kills 58 paratroopers. 241
April 1983 A suicide car bombing against the U.S. embassy in Beirut kills 63, including 17 Americans. 17
Totals 3,942

Source: Center for Defense Information

Compiled by CDI Senior Analyst Chris Hellman, [email protected]

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