Attacks On U.S. Targets Abroad

Education Secretary Margaret Spellings gestures while addressing a conference on school safety, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006 in Chevy Chase, Md. AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Following is a list of major attacks on U.S. targets abroad:


OCTOBER 2000 - Suicide bombers on a small boat kill 17 sailors on the U.S. destroyer Cole as it docked in the Yemeni port of Aden.

AUGUST 1998 - Twin bomb blasts rocked the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. At least 247 people were killed in Nairobi and 10 people in Dar es Salaam, with over 5,000 injured. The American death toll in Kenya was 12.

JUNE 1996 - A fuel truck bomb killed 19 American soldiers and wounded nearly 400 people at a U.S. military complex in Khobar near the Saudi Arabian oil city of Dhahran.

NOVEMBER 1995 - In Saudi Arabia, a bomb attack on a U.S.-run military center in Riyadh killed seven people, five of them Americans.

MAY 1987 - An Iraqi F-I Mirage fighter fired two Exocet missiles at the USS Stark while it was on patrol in the Persian Gulf, killing 37 sailors and wounding 62 others.

APRIL 1986 - A bomb blast in a West Berlin disco frequented by Americans killed two U.S. soldiers and a German woman and injured 150 people, many of them off-duty military personnel.

DECEMBER 1985 - An Arab suicide hit squad attacked U.S. and Israeli check-in desks at the international airports of Rome and Vienna simultaneously. The attacks claimed a total of 20 lives, including four guerrillas.

AUGUST 1985 - A large car bomb killed two and injured 20 at a U.S. base in Frankfurt. A U.S. soldier murdered for his identity papers was found the day after the blast.

APRIL 1985 - A bomb explodes in a restaurant near an American air base in Madrid and popular with Americans, killing 18, all Spaniards, and injuring 82—among them 15 Americans.

OCTOBER 1983 - Shi'ite Muslim suicide bombers blew up the U.S. and French headquarters in Beirut, killing 241 U.S Marines and 58 French paratroopers.

APRIL 1983 - The U.S. embassy in Beirut is destroyed in a suicide bomb attack killing 63 people.



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