Osama bin Laden: Al-Qaeda’s Most Bloody Attacks

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The Al-Qaeda’s leader Osama bin Laden was finally killed by U.S. special forces in Quetta, Pakistan on May 1, 2011 after being quested globally for a decade.

The world community has widely known his name since the September 11 attack at the World Trade Center in New York City that killed more than 3,000 people and hurt American pride.

However, the 11/9 attack was among a series of bloody attacks performed by Al-Qaeda. On February 26, 1993, six Muslin radicals, who were suspected to have connections with Osama bin Laden were convicted for a bomb, which exploded at the World Trade Center, leaving six dead.

 

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February 26, 1993: A bomb that exploded at the World Trade Center in New York City killed six people and injured hundreds others. Six Muslin radicals, who were suspected to have connections with Osama bin Laden by U.S. officials, were convicted for the blast

 

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June 25, 1996: A bombing at the Khobar military complex in Saudi Arabia lost the lives of nineteen U.S. soldiers

 

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August 7, 1998: A pair of truck bombs exploded outside the U.S. embassies in Nairobi (Kenya), and Dar es Salaam (Tanzania). The death toll reached 224

 

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September 11, 2001: Four U.S. commercial aircrafts in flight were controlled by 19 hijackers, two of them were flown into the World Trade Center in New York, one into the Pentagon just outside Washington and the last headed to an unknown target, crashing in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. More than 3,000 people lost their lives

 

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October 12, 2002: 202 deaths, including five Americans, and hundreds of others injured in a bomb explosion in Kuta Beach nightclub district of Bali in Indonesia. The bombing highlights the reach of al-Qaida

 

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May 12, 2003: 35 people were killed, including nine Americans, in the attacks of suicide bombers in Saudi capital of Riyadh

 

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May 16, 2003: Suicide bombers using cars or explosive belts caused at least five blasts in Casablanca, Morocco, which killed 44 people, including 12 bombers, and injured about 60. The deaths of 17 bombers in Saudi and 12 in Morocco suggested that al-Qaida had no difficult to employ suicide bombers


March 11, 2004: A coordinated bombing of trains in Madrid left more than 190 people dead and hundreds wounded, which was blamed on Morrocan terrorists with close links to al-Qaida

March 11, 2004: A coordinated bombing of trains in Madrid left more than 190 people dead and hundreds wounded, which was blamed on Morrocan terrorists with close links to al-Qaida

 

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July 7, 2005: Four suicide bombers detonated bombs on London Underground trains and a double-decker bus, killing 56 people in the worst attack ever in the UK and the greatest civilian loss of life since the blitz more than 60 years ago

 

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November 9, 2005: Suicide bombers attacked three hotels in the Jordanian capital of Amman, leaving 60 dead

 

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December 11, 2007: Two suicide blasts in Algiers, which were believed to be caused by the Maghreb branch of Osama bin Laden's al-Qa'ida network, killed at least 41 people, including 18 UN staffers


September 20, 2008: A huge explosion happening in a large section of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, killed at least 60 people

September 20, 2008: A huge explosion happening in a large section of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, killed at least 60 people

 

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December 25, 2008: A Nigerian man was arrested after a failed attempt to detonate a bomb on board a flight between Amsterdam and Detroit


November 24, 2010: A suicide car bomber killed 23 Shiites at a religious procession in Yemen. The attack was linked to al-Qa'ida

November 24, 2010: A suicide car bomber killed 23 Shiites at a religious procession in Yemen. The attack was linked to al-Qa'ida

 

 

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