Fast Facts: Big Truck Bomb Strikes

A car or truck bomb (search) acts as its own delivery mechanism and can carry a large amount of explosives often without attracting suspicion. Here is a partial history of the recent use of car or truck bombs around the world:

— Oct. 23, 1983: A truck bomb at a Marine compound in Beirut (search) kills 241 military personnel

— Feb. 26, 1993: Six people killed, 1,000 wounded at first bombing of the World Trade Center (search) in New York

— April 19, 1995: The Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City is bombed, killing 168 people and damaging 220 buildings

— Nov. 13, 1995: Car bomb hits the U.S. military headquarters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, killing seven

— Nov. 19, 1995: Truck bomb hits the Egyptian embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, leaving 15 dead

— June 25, 1996: Khobar Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, is bombed, killing 19 Air Force personnel and wounding several hundred more

— Aug. 7, 1998: Al Qaeda launches two simultaneous car bombs on U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing 224 — including 12 Americans — and wounding thousands

— Oct. 12, 2002: Car bomb hits a nightclub in Bali, Indonesia, leaving 202 dead

— Dec. 27, 2002: Two truck bombs kill 72 and wound another 200 at the pro-Moscow headquarters of the Chechen government in Grozny, Chechnya

— Aug. 5, 2003: Car bomb hits the Marriott Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia, killing 12

— Aug. 19 2003: Truck bomb detonates at U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, killing 22, including the U.N.'s top envoy, Sergio Vieira de Mello

— Nov. 20, 2003: Truck bombs target the Turkish headquarters of a British bank and consulate in Istanbul, killing 32 and wounding hundreds more

— July 28, 2004: Mini-bus bomb in Baquoba, Iraq, kills 68

— June 24, 2004: Five simultaneous car bombs in and around Mosul, Iraq, leave 62 dead