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Most Tragic Acts of Terrorism in History – 2002 Bali Bombings: Indonesia

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Most Tragic Acts of Terrorism in History – 2002 Bali Bombings: Indonesia

The 2002 Bali bombings occurred on October 12, 2002 in the tourist district of Kuta on the Island of Bali, Indonesia. The attack was the deadliest act of terrorism in the country’s history, killing 202 people, 164 of whom were foreign nationals, and 38 Indonesian citizens.

A further 209 people were injured. The attack involved the detonation of three bombs: a backpack-mounted device carried by a suicide bomber; a large car bomb, both of which were detonated in or near popular nightclubs in Kuta; and a third much smaller device detonated outside the United States consulate in Denpansar, causing only minor damage. Jemaah Islamiyah, a violent Islamist group, was responsible for the said attack. Many of their members were convicted and were sentence to death.

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Most Tragic Acts of Terrorism in History – Wall Street Bombing: USA

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Most Tragic Acts of Terrorism in History – Wall Street Bombing: USA

One of the worst terrorist incidents that occurred during the early stage of the 20th century was the Wall Street bombing. It was a terrorist incident that occurred at 12:01 p.m. on September 16, 1920, in the Financial District of New York City.

Thirty-eight were killed and 400 persons were injured by the blast. A horse-drawn wagon carrying 100 pounds or 45 kg of dynamite with 500 pounds or n230 kg of heavy slugs exploded in a timer-set detonation, sending the slugs tearing through the air.

The horse and wagon were vaporized. More than thirty people were killed immediately. The bomb claimed mostly messengers, stenographers, clerks and brokers as its victims. It caused over $2 million in property damage and wrecked most of the interior spaces of the Morgan building.

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