- 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.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide