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Oklahoma City bombing
Several fire-damaged cars located in front of a partially destroyed multi-story building.
The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building two days after the bombing
Location Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Coordinates 35°28′22.4″N 97°31′01″W / 35.472889°N 97.51694°W / 35.472889; -97.51694Coordinates: 35°28′22.4″N 97°31′01″W / 35.472889°N 97.51694°W / 35.472889; -97.51694
Date Wednesday April 19, 1995
9:02 a.m. CST (UTC–5)
Attack type
truck bomb
Deaths 168
Non-fatal injuries
680+
Perpetrators Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, Michael Fortier, Lori Fortier
Motive Retaliation for the Waco Siege and Ruby Ridge

The Oklahoma City bombing was a terrorist attack on April 19, 1995 on the U.S. government. The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma was bombed by Timothy McVeigh. The bombing destroyed much of the building. As a result it had to be demolished. Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, set off a truck bomb, killing 168 people and injuring over 800 people. Until the September 11, 2001 attacks, it was the deadliest act of terrorism in the United States.


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