- The Washington Times
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The first attack on the World Trade Center that left six dead and more than 1,000 injured took place 20 years ago Tuesday, just past noon.

A ceremony is set for Tuesday at the 9/11 memorial site, with a moment of silence scheduled for 12:18 — the exact moment when the truck bomb exploded, The Associated Press reports.


Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said of the attack, according to AP: It showed that “terrorism is theater, and New York is the biggest stage.”

Six Islamic radicals — including Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind behind the bombing — were since convicted of terrorism related charges.


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