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Boston bombing brings back memories

Posted: Updated: April 16, 2013 07:24 AM

MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The bombing of the Boston Marathon has brought back memories of attacks previously on U.S. soil.

The most prolific attack on American soil came on September 11th, 2001. Four coordinated attacks by Al-Queada brought more than 3,000 deaths. Two planes were flown into the World Trade Center in New York City, leveling the Twin Towers.

On April 19, 1995, Timothy Mcveigh and Terry Nichols loaded a moving truck full of explosives and bombed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 168 people were killed, including 19 children.

On May 1, 2010 a car bomb ignited in New York's Times Square, but failed to explode after two street vendors foiled the alleged terrorist attack. Pakistan-born Faisal Shahzad, received a life sentence for the attack.

And what many analysts are comparing the Boston Marathon bombing to, the Centennial Olympic Park Bombing was a terrorist bombing on July 27, 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia during the Summer Olympics. Two people died, and 111 were injured. Eric Robert Rudolph was arrested in 2003. He plead guilty and was sentenced to life in prison.

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