1983 United States Embassy bombing

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The 1983 United States Embassy bombing (April 18, 1983) was a terrorist attack on a United States embassy compound in Beirut, Lebanon, believed to have been coordinated by Imad Mughniyah. The attack was propagated by a truck bomb, carrying close to one ton of explosives.[1] Sixty-three people, including the CIA's Middle East director, were killed, and 120 were injured.

The bombing was provoked by US intervention in the 1982 Lebanese Civil War. In 2003, a U.S. District court judge ruled that the attack was carried out by members of Hezbollah.[2]


  1. http://www.beirut-memorial.org/history/embassy.html
  2. Anne Dammarell et al. v. Islamic Republic of Iran