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US Marks 8th Anniversary of Kenya, Tanzania Embassy Bombings


The United States Monday marked the eighth anniversary of the terrorist bombings of its embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, saying it is determined to bring all those responsible to justice.

The State Department statement remembered the victims of the attacks, and reiterated Washington's pledge to work with Kenya, Tanzania, and its other international partners in the fight against global terror.

On August 7, 1998, al-Qaida terrorists bombed the U.S. embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, killing more than 220 people and wounding some 4,000 others.

The United States has indicted a number of al-Qaida suspects. Some, including al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, and his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, are still at large.