Bombings of U.S. Embassies - Kenya and Tanzania - August 7, 1998
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On August 7, 1998, members of al-Qaida bombed the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The two attacks occurred within minutes of each other, the first in Dar es Salaam, where 11 died and 85 sustained injuries. The Nairobi blast killed 213 individuals, including 12 Americans, and injured an estimated 4,000, including Ambassador Prudence Bushnell. The bombings caused severe damage to both embassy buildings and destroyed nearby offices and businesses.
On October 18, 2001, four al-Qaida operatives were convicted for their roles in the planning and execution of the 1998 embassy bombings. In a U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Wadih El-Hage, Khalfan Khamis Mohamed, Mohamed Rashed Daoud Al-Owhali, and Mohamed Sadeek Odeh were sentenced to life in prison without parole.
The Rewards for Justice program is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information that brings to justice those responsible for these attacks.