Crime History: World Trade Center bombing injures 1,000, kills six

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Photo - 394323 03: (FILE PHOTO) A view of the construction of the 110th floor twin story World Trade Center Towers in an undated photo in New York City. Two hijacked planes crashed into the towers September 11, 2001, destroying the World Trade Center towers. (Photo by Getty Images)
394323 03: (FILE PHOTO) A view of the construction of the 110th floor twin story World Trade Center Towers in an undated photo in New York City. Two hijacked planes crashed into the towers September 11, 2001, destroying the World Trade Center towers. (Photo by Getty Images)
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On this day, Feb. 26, in 1993, a truck bomb parked below the World Trade Center exploded, killing six and injuring more than 1,000 people.
The attack was planned by Ramzi Yousef, among others, and financed by his uncle Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, alleged to be the chief planner of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

Yousef and Eyad Ismoil drove a yellow Ryder moving van loaded with explosives into the parking garage beneath the World Trade Center. Yousef ignited a 20-foot fuse, and the men fled.

Two years later, Pakistani intelligence and U.S. agents captured Yousef in Islamabad.

At his trial, Yousef said, "Yes, I'm a terrorist, and proud of it."

Yousef is now serving a life sentence in the federal supermax prison in Colorado.

- Scott McCabe

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