February 26, 2013 6:47 AM Subscribe
Twenty years ago
posted by roomthreeseventeen (58 comments total)
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, on February 26, 1993
, a truck bomb exploded in the garage of the North Tower of the World Trade Center
, killing six people and an unborn child. More than 1,000 were injured.
The memorial that commemorated the lost lives was destroyed on September 11, 2001. During the rescue and recovery effort, Port Authority police discovered a fragment of the original memorial. It is now part of the permanent collection of the new National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
was planned by a group of conspirators including Ramzi Yousef, Mahmud Abouhalima, Mohammad Salameh, Nidal A. Ayyad, Abdul Rahman Yasin and Ahmad Ajaj. They received financing from Khaled Sheikh Mohammed
, Yousef's uncle. In March 1994, four men were convicted of carrying out the bombing: Abouhalima, Ajaj, Ayyad and Salameh. The charges included conspiracy, explosive destruction of property and interstate transportation of explosives. In November 1997, two more were convicted: Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind behind the bombings, and Eyad Ismoil, who drove the truck carrying the bomb.