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Photos: On this day in 1993 a bomb exploded at the World Trade Center New York

A car bomb exploded underneath car park killing six people and injuring many more.

The twin towers of New York's World Trade Center are pictured in the aftermath of an explosion which occured in the underground parking garage underneath the adjacent Vista Hotel, February 26, 1993.
The twin towers of New York's World Trade Center are pictured in the aftermath of an explosion which occured in the underground parking garage underneath the adjacent Vista Hotel, February 26, 1993.
Image: RON FREHM/AP/Press Association Images

ON 26 FEBRUARY 1993 a car bomb exploded underneath the World Trade Center in New York killing six people and injuring many more.

The bomb went of at 12.15pm local time, carving out a 100-foot crater in the car park.

The BBC reported that the an emotional Mario Cuomo, New York’s state governor said at the time:

We all have that feeling of being violated. No foreign people or force has ever done this to us. Until now we were invulnerable.

This was the first attack on American soil since Pearl Harbour, said the FBI.

However, it was not to be the last attack on the World Trade Center. Here are some photos of that historic day.

Photos: On this day in 1993 a bomb exploded at the World Trade Center New York
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    Source: New York City Mayor David Dinkins speaks to reporters. (AP/Press Association Images)
  • World Trade Center Bombing 1993

    Source: AP/Press Association Images
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  • World Trade Center Bombing 1993

    Source: AP/Press Association Images
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    Source: Ramzi Yousef, suspected mastermind of the February 1993 World Trade Center bombing (AP/Press Association Images)

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