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East Africa / Embassy Bombings #383541

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 07, 1998
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Nairobi, Kenya: Susan Spencer) Two United States embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania featured; scenes shown from Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, of aftermath of bombings (very graphic). [In Nairobi, PEOPLE - say a bomb hit the embassy, describe the attack; compare bombing to the Oklahoma City bomb; estimate deaths; blame attack on terrorists.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Aftermath of bombings in Kenya and Tanzania reported; United States efforts to track down guilty parties and assist in recovering victims reported; speculation about guilty parties given. [Secretary of State Madeleine ALBRIGHT - speaks against the bombings.] [National Security Council spokesman P.J. CROWLEY - says the attacks appear well- planned.] [State Department Thomas PICKERING - says neither embassy met modern security standards.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv: Bob Simon) Background of suspected mastermind behind many bombings aimed at Americans, Osama bin Laden, featured.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: Scott Pelley) White House reaction to the African embassy bombings reported. [President CLINTON - says the United States will bring the guilty parties to justice.]

Martin, David;
Pelley, Scott;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob;
Spencer, Susan

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