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Bombing of Khobar Towers

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia | June 25, 1996

On June 25, 1996, members of Saudi Hezbollah carried out a terrorist attack on the Khobar Towers housing complex near Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. At the time, the complex was used to house U.S. military personnel. Moments after driving a tanker truck filled with plastic explosives into the complex parking lot, terrorists detonated it, all but destroying the nearest building. The attack killed 19 U.S. servicemen and one Saudi citizen, and wounded 372 others of many different nationalities.

On June 21, 2001, a federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, indicted 14 terrorists for the attack. The indictment charges Ahmad al-Mughassil, Ali el-Hoorie, Ibrahim al-Yacoub, Abdelkarim al-Nasser, and several others under many different criminal counts. According to the indictment, nine of the 14 terrorists are charged with 46 separate criminal counts, including the following: conspiracy to kill Americans and employees of the U.S. Government, to use weapons of mass destruction, and to destroy U.S. property; bombing; and murder.

The Rewards for Justice program is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information that brings to justice those responsible for this attack.