Oklahoma City bombing

bombing

The Oklahoma City bombing was a terrorist attack on April 19, 1995 on the U.S. government. The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, was attacked by Timothy McVeigh. The truck bombing destroyed much of the building. As a result it had to be demolished. McVeigh and Terry Nichols detonated a truck bomb, killing 168 people and injuring over 800 people. Until the September 11 attacks, it was the deadliest act of terrorism in the US.

Oklahoma City bombing
Several fire-damaged cars located in front of a partially destroyed multi-story building.
The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building two days after the bombing
LocationAlfred P. Murrah Federal Building, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Coordinates35°28′22.4″N 97°31′01″W / 35.472889°N 97.51694°W / 35.472889; -97.51694Coordinates: 35°28′22.4″N 97°31′01″W / 35.472889°N 97.51694°W / 35.472889; -97.51694
DateApril 19, 1995
9:02 a.m. CST (UTC–5)
Attack type
Truck bomb
Deaths168
Non-fatal injuries
680+
PerpetratorsTimothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, Michael Fortier, Lori Fortier
MotiveRetaliation for the Waco Siege and Ruby Ridge