On August 7, 1998, “twelve Americans and 238 Africans died when the U.S. embassy in [Nairobi] Kenya was ripped apart and in a near simultaneous, but less lethal truckbomb, attack against the Dar es Salaam embassy in neighboring Tanzania. Within hours, the Sudanese…arrested [the suspects] in a cheap downtown hotel noting their earlier unsuccessful attempt to rent an apartment overlooking the U.S. embassy. Sudanese interrogators claimed the men confessed to involvement in planning the Nairobi attack.”

 – Jonathan Randal, Osama, Pages 132-133