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East Africa / Embassy Bombings #182103

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 07, 1998
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The bombing of United States embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya, outlined; details given of statistics on dead and wounded; scenes shown from the rubble in Nairobi.

(London: Sheila MacVicar) The Kenya and Tanzania bombings featured; scenes shown of bloody victims and the damaged buildings in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. [In Nairobi, wounded MAN - comments.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(New York: James Walker) The embassy as targets examined; details given of security measures around the Nairobi embassy. [Former State Department head of security Greg BUJAC - explains the car bombers' access to the Nairobi embassy.] [Former United States ambassador to Tanzania Brady ANDERSON - comments on the security around the embassy compound in Tanzania.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: John Cochran) ABC News exclusive on source reports that Osama bin Laden may be behind the embassy bombings featured; details given of his role in other terrorist activities, including the World Trade Center bombing. [May 21, bin LADEN - (thru translator) comments on terrorism.] [Former counterterrorism official Clayton McMANAWAY - explains why bin Laden may have done it.] The possible involvement of the Egyptian Jihad, responsible for last November's attack in Luxor, Egypt, noted.

Cochran, John;
Gibson, Charles;
MacVicar, Sheila;
Walker, James

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