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Memorial commemorates victims of 1993 WTC bombing

Posted at 10:10 AM, Feb 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-26 17:17:01-05

LOWER MANHATTAN — A memorial ceremony will be held Sunday afternoon to commemorate the victims of the 1993 World Trade Center bombin.

Six people were killed in the attack and more than 1,000 people were injured. Terrorists detonated a truck bomb loaded with 1,500 pounds of explosives in the parking garage near the North Pool. The blast tore a crater five stories deep and half a football field wide. Four of those killed were Port Authority employees.

There will be a moment of silence at 12:18 p.m., the moment of the attack. The ceremony will be held at the 9/11 memorial starting at 12:15 p.m.

Police tracked down six Islamic extremists, who were found guilty of the terror plot.

The mastermind behind the attack, Egyptian-born cleric Omar Abdel-Rahman, died this month of natural causes at age 78. Abdel-Rahman was linked to the attack after other suspects were found to have frequented the New Jersey mosque where he preached.