In the United States, the most recent
significant terrorist attacks (prior to September 11,
2001) were bombings.
bombing in the parking garage of the World Trade Center
in New York City (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Trade_Center_bombing)
resulted in thousands of injuries and five deaths.
In the 1995 bombing of the
federal building in Oklahoma City, 168 people were killed.
Terrorist attacks take various forms
depending on the terrorists' political motives and the technological
resources available to them. They may involve the use
of conventional weapons, explosive devices, and chemical
and biological agents. Although the U.S. government
constantly takes measures to ensure public safety, there
are a number of reasonable precautions that individuals
and businesses can take to provide some degree of individual
protection and help detect suspected terrorists.
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