NY marks 20th anniversary of '93World Trade Center bombing with a ceremony at 9-11 memorial

Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Tuesday marks the 20th anniversary of the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

A noontime ceremony is planned to honour the six people who died in the 1993 blast in a garage below one of the twin towers. More than 1,000 people were injured.

A moment of silence will be observed at 12:18 — the moment when a truck bomb was detonated.

Six Islamic extremists were convicted of carrying out the bombing, including mastermind Ramzi Yousef.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says the scale of the attack was the first dramatic demonstration that "terrorism is theatre and New York is the biggest stage."

The ceremony is being held at the 9-11 memorial that honours more than 2,700 people who died in the 2001 attack at the World Trade Center.

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