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

In August 1998, a truck bomb hit the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, killing more than 200 people and injuring several thousand — mostly Kenyans. Within minutes, another suicide attack struck the U.S. Embassy in Dar es-Salaam, Tanzania. Authorities suspect that al Qaeda was responsible for these bombings, along with another coordinated attack in Kenya four years later. In November 2002, three men crashed a bomb into a hotel near Mombasa, killing 13; minutes later, two shoulder-launched missiles narrowly missed a charter flight on its way back to Israel.

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