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Photo gallery: 1998 United States embassy bombings

Published: Thursday, Sept. 26 2013 1:49 p.m. MDT

Associated Press

The recent attack on Kenya’s Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, is the deadliest terrorist attack in Kenya since the 1998 truck bombing of the U.S. Embassy, which killed more than 200 people.

On Aug. 7, 1998, al-Qaida carried out simultaneous attacks in the East African cities of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya. Between 10:30 and 10:40 am trucks loaded with explosives and parked outside of the U.S. Embassies in Dar es Salaam and Nairobi detonated killing hundreds of people.

This photo gallery recapping some of the events of that tragic day 15 years ago.

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Hutterite
American Fork, UT

So, every time a talking head howls 'Benghazi' can I mention Nairobi or Dar es Salaam? Where are my endless congressional hearings on these?

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