Maryland 1998 East Africa Bombing Attorney

In August 1998, a series of attacks at United States embassies in East Africa, including the capitals of Dar es Salaam and Nairobi, killed hundreds of people and injured hundreds more. The attacks were brought by members of al-Qaeda, including Osama bin Laden and mastermind Fazul Abdullah Mohammed.

Fay Law Group, P.A., has represented American citizens who were injured, or who have had family members killed, due to the East Africa bombings and other instances of international terrorism. Our founding attorney, Thomas Fortune Fay, began working with the families and survivors of terrorist attacks after the 1983 Beirut bombing, and he pioneered the use of the federal Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) to recover civil and punitive damages against state sponsors of terrorism.

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On the morning of August 7, suicide bombers parked trucks that were laden with explosives outside of the embassies and detonated almost simultaneously. In Nairobi, Kenya, approximately 212 people were killed and 4,000 people were wounded. In Dar es Salaam, the attack killed at least 11 and wounded 85.

Twenty-one people were indicted for their various roles in these bombings. While it is theoretically possible to sue individual terrorists for damages related to an attack, even if you could identify the defendants, it may not be possible to recover damages.

At Fay Law Group, our approach is to establish a link between a particular terrorist attack and the decisions or actions of a sponsoring state. If we can prove that a foreign nation planned, encouraged, funded or directed a terrorist attack, we can sue the nation itself under federal law.

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Find out more about our law firm's experience with civil litigation against foreign governments for terrorist attacks. Contact Fay Law Group in Washington for a free consultation with one of our lawyers.