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July 1st, 2004
Suicide Bombers
Map: Recent Suicide Terror: Argentina

In July 1994, an explosion in Buenos Aires ripped through the Argentine-Jewish Mutual Association, a Jewish community center known by its Spanish acronym, AMIA. The suicide bombing killed 85 people in what was the deadliest anti-Semitic attack since World War II. The Lebanese group Hezbollah has been blamed for the attack, and officials in Argentina have accused Iran of backing the bombing. The AMIA bombing took place two years after another suicide bombing for which Hezbollah is suspected: an explosives-laden car crashed into the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires and killed 29, injured more than 200, and also destroyed the embassy, a Catholic church, and a school.

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