896. 6/25/1996

“…on the night of June 25 [1996], a tanker truck loaded with the equivalent of 20,000 pounds of TNT was driven into the parking lot in front of the Khobar Towers, a residential complex housing U.S. service personnel in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Though roof sentries spotted the truck and called for an immediate evacuation, they were too late. The device detonated, shearing off an entire side of the eight-story building. Nineteen Americans were killed and hundreds injured. …The Justice Department later indicted thirteen members of the pro-Saudi Hizbollah for the blast, but there was evidence that al Qaeda may have played a role and the Feds knew it at the time.”

 – Peter Lance, 1000 Years For Revenge, Page 337

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