On the 18th of April, 1983 a car bomb was detonated by a suicide attacker outside the United States embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. Sixty-three people were killed and over a hundred injured.
The bombing came after America and other Western countries intervened in the Lebanese Civil War. The victims included over thirty Lebanese employees, seventeen Americans, and various passersby.
The attack was claimed by the Islamic Jihad Organisation, a pro-Iranian group.
Ronald and Nancy Reagan view the caskets of the Americans killed. X
Following the bombing, the US embassy was moved to an allegedly safer location.
However, the new embassy was bombed by Islamic militant group Hezbollah the following year, killing another twenty-four people.
The Lebanese Civil War continued until 1990.