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Vol 49 No 17

Published 22nd August 2008


In the dock for the bombings

A US lawsuit claims that the Sudanese and Iranian regimes plotted the bombing of two East African US embassies in 1998

The tenth anniversary of the East African embassy bombings, when 206 Kenyans, 11 Tanzanians and 12 Americans died and over 5,000 were injured, was marked by sombre memorial services in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam on 7 August. Two days earlier, a United States' law firm filed a complaint in a US civil court against the Sudanese and Iranian governments for what it claims were their roles in supporting the bombers' attacks on the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

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