On Friday evening, a bomb happened near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi. The bomb has been verified by Delhi Police, and no casualties have been recorded thus far. However, the area is still closed off as a precaution.
The bombing comes less than a month after another bomb was found near the Indian prime minister's residence. That bomb also failed to kill anyone but it did damage the prime minister's office.
These latest attacks come at a time when relations between India and Israel are growing closer. In 2019, Israel sold $150 million worth of weapons to India. Israel also offers training programs in cyber security for Indians who want to learn more about technology.
However, not everyone is happy about these developments. There have been protests across India against Israel's presence in the country. Some people argue that Israel should not be given special treatment in India because it is a nation that abuses human rights itself. But others say that India and Israel do not even have an official diplomatic relationship so there is no harm in having some unofficial business dealings.
A suicide bomber blows up the US embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 63 people. The Disney Channel, a cable television network, begins programming at 7:00 a.m. with "Good Morning, Mickey." The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The US Embassy bombing in Beirut in April 1983 killed 63 persons. Among the dead were 22 Americans, including 12 children under 10 years old.
The attack was carried out by Abu Abbas, a Palestinian fed up with America's support for Israel. It was believed to be in response to US intervention on behalf of Israeli forces who had invaded Lebanon two months earlier.
Abu Abbas drove an explosives-packed car into the entrance courtyard of the U.S. Embassy building in Beirut, then ran inside and detonated his vehicleload of bombs. The explosion destroyed parts of the embassy building and killed several Lebanese people who were caught in the crossfire between Israeli and Palestinian troops fighting in Beirut during that time. The death toll could have been much higher if not for the fact that many American citizens were having breakfast at the time of the attack.
After the explosion, Ronald Reagan (who was then president), ordered a military strike against those responsible. However, it wasn't until after his second term as president had begun that he issued a formal apology to the families of those killed and wounded in the bombing.
Five strong explosives exploded in Manhattan and Brooklyn, targeting public buildings. An explosion at police headquarters in lower Manhattan badly injured a police officer. Another blast occurred at a parking garage in Brooklyn, killing one person and injuring several others.
The final attack took place at 9:50 A.M. on New Year's Day 1983. An explosive device planted in a mailbox detonated as a mail carrier approached, killing her instantly. Two other mail carriers were wounded by the blast.
The bombing campaign was carried out by a group called "the Mafia." They claimed their targets were government institutions, but the FBI believes they were actually working for the CIA. The agency had asked the Mafia to help them kill Communist leaders living in America. The Mafiosi accepted, and hired two criminals who worked for them: Robert Dioband Joseph Garofalo.
They chose their targets carefully. There were too many big buildings for just one bomb, so they decided to use multiple devices per target. Also, some of the victims were not even close to government offices - for example, the police officer was hurt because he went to another building that was being targeted.
Historical Events on September 19, 1989 A terrorist bomb explodes in mid-air above the Tunuru Desert in Niger, killing 171. It is believed to be the work of Boko Haram, a Muslim group based in Nigeria's northeastern region. The attack comes just three days after another bomb kills 21 people in Abuja.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 strikes near the town of Magnitogorsk in Russia's Chelyabinsk Region. At least 26 are killed and more than 500 are injured. The quake also destroys or damages hundreds of buildings, including many homes.
A fire at the Loma Portal mine in Largo, Nevada, kills 23 miners. The cause of the fire is not known but may have been an electrical short circuit. This is the worst mining accident in Nevada history.
The Space Shuttle Challenger breaks up over Florida after an explosion during its launch on this date in 1984. Seven astronauts die, including teacher Christa McAuliffe, who was appointed by President Carter as the first citizen of Earth to be sent into space. The cause of the explosion has never been determined with certainty but evidence suggests that it may have been due to ice forming on one of the shuttle's external fuel tanks.