Market Street, Manchester, England - 15 June 1996. At 11:17 am a 3,300-lb (1,500 kg) truck bomb was detonated on one of the cities busiest streets, creating the billowing smoke plume seen. Just 90-minutes prior the IRA had given warning, prompting Greater Manchester Police to evacuate some 75,000 people. Over 200 were injured in the event, but none killed.
It was the largest peacetime bomb ever detonated in Great Britain.
British soliers lend a hand to their
American comrades during rescue operations in the wreckage of the U.S.
Marine command center near Beirut airport, October 23, 1983. A
bomb-laden truck drove into the center and the explosion collapsed the
four story building, killing 241 U.S. sevicemen, 220 of whom were