Egypt · Political

Bahr El-Baqar primary school bombing

April 8, 1970 Bahr El-Baqar, Egypt The Israeli Air Force bombs Bahr el-Baqar primary school, killing 46 children and injuring over 50 The attack is considered human error, with the Israeli military stating they thought the building was a military base. Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Dayan later commented on the bombing, “Maybe the Egyptians… Continue reading Bahr El-Baqar primary school bombing

New York · Political

1993 World Trade Center bombing

February 26, 1993 New York, New York A truck bomb explodes under the North Tower of the World Trade Center, killing 6 and injuring 1,042 A group of fundamentalist Islamic terrorists planned for a truck filled with 1,336 pounds of urea nitrate-hydrogen gas to the detonate under the North Tower of the World Trade Center,… Continue reading 1993 World Trade Center bombing

France · Political

Anarchist detonates bomb to strike at the wealthy

February 12, 1894 Paris, France  Émile Henry detonated a bomb in a French café, killing one and wounding 20 Henry, an anarchist, was avenging the execution of another anarchist Auguste Vaillant. Henry selected the Café Terminus for his bombing, feeling it represented the bourgeoisie (those in high society and with vast wealth) and intended to… Continue reading Anarchist detonates bomb to strike at the wealthy