INDEPTH: EMBASSY ATTACKS|
Lani Krantz, CBC News Online | Aug. 8, 2003
There have been more than 40 violent attacks on embassies worldwide since 1998. Here are some of the major incidents:
Aug. 7, 2003
Jordanian Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq
At least 19 people are confirmed dead after a truck explodes outside the Jordanian Embassy in Baghdad.
July 21, 2003
American Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia
A mortar shell hits the U.S. compound in the Liberian capital. No injuries result from the attack.
June 18-21, 2003
French Embassy in London, UK
Within a week of each other, four protesters set themselves ablaze on the steps of the French Embassy in London to protest against the arrests in Paris of 150 members of the Iranian opposition group People's Mujahideen.
Jan. 29, 2003
Thailand's embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Demonstrators set fire to the embassy in a dispute over the Angkor Wat temple complex.
Aug. 20, 2002
Iraq's embassy in Berlin, Germany
Iraqi dissidents occupy the embassy in Berlin for several hours. No injuries are reported.
June 14, 2002
American Embassy in Karachi, Pakistan
Twelve people are killed and dozens injured in a car-bomb attack on the consulate-general.
Mar. 21, 2002
American Embassy in Lima, Peru
Shining Path rebels are suspected in a bombing that kills nine and wounds 32 others.
Sept. 26, 2001
American Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan
The already-vacant American Embassy is burned by rioters protesting against possible military action in Afghanistan.
Oct. 12-13, 2000
USS Cole, Yemeni Coast and British Embassy in Sana'a, Yemen
Seventeen American crewmembers are killed and 39 injured in a suicide attack on the U.S. destroyer in the port of Aden. No one is injured in the embassy bombing.
Oct. 1, 1999
Myanmar's (Burma's) embassy in Bangkok
Twelve armed attackers seize the Burmese Embassy. Twenty hostages are held for more than 24 hours. No injuries are reported.
May 8, 1999
Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia
The U.S. insists an intelligence error is behind NATO's accidental bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade during raids on Yugoslavia.
Aug. 7, 1998
American embassies in Tanzania and Kenya
Car bombs explode outside the U.S. embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya, killing more than 200 people.