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Conflict Incident Report

Suicide attack at U.S. embassy kills eight people and injures between 50 and 100 people

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Old Wars, New Wars | January, 1983 to December, 1988
Date of incident: 
September 20, 1984
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U.S. Embassy

September 20, 1984: In Awkar, Mount Lebanon, a suicide attack at the recently built U.S. embassy killed at least eight people and injured between 50 and 100 people, including the U.S. and U.K. ambassadors. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility.

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