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Truck Bomb Explodes on Second Level of World Trade Center Basement

World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City
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At approximately 12.18 p.m., an improvised explosive device explodes on the second level of the World Trade Center parking basement below the North Tower. The goal was to undermine the North Tower, causing it to fall into the South Tower and bring them both down. Six are killed and more than a thousand are injured.

Ramzi Yousef, Mahmud Abouhalima, Mohammad Salameh, Nidal A. Ayyad, Abdul Rahman Yasin and Ahmad Ajaj and the primary conspirators behind the World Trade Center Bombing. Ramzi Yousef's uncle, Khaled Sheikh Mohammed, finances it. Four will be convicted in the end: Abouhalima, Ajaj, Ayyad and Salameh.

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1993 WTC Bombing News Report (ABC Feb 26 1993)

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