Ceremony Marks Anniversary of 1993 WTC Bombing

NEW YORK (AP/Hamodia) -
Firefighters at the scene of the Feb. 26, 1993 bombing. (AP Photo/Anders Krusberg)
Firefighters at the scene of the Feb. 26, 1993 bombing. (AP Photo/Anders Krusberg)

A ceremony is being held to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing that killed six people and injured more than 1,000.

The midday ceremony on Friday includes officials from the Sept. 11 memorial and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Police and fire equipment block the streets near the World Trade Center after the Feb. 26, 1993 terror attack. (AP Photo/Val Mazzuka)
Police and fire equipment block the streets near the World Trade Center after the Feb. 26, 1993 terror attack. (AP Photo/Val Mazzuka)

The Feb. 26, 1993 bombing, in which a truck bomb exploded below the trade center’s north tower, left a giant crater in the basement of the 110-story twin towers.

At the time, it was one of the worst terrorist attacks in U.S. history, but it has since been overshadowed by the events of Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists used hijacked airplanes to destroy the towers and kill nearly 3,000 people.

Firefighters and officials examine the World Trade Center's underground parking garage after the massive explosion on Feb. 26, 1993. (AP Photo/Joe Tabacca)
Firefighters and officials examine the World Trade Center’s underground parking garage after the massive explosion on Feb. 26, 1993. (AP Photo/Joe Tabacca)

Both the 1993 and 2001 attacks were planned and financed by the al-Qaida terrorist organization.