bombing of the Embassy in Tanzania killed eleven people, including
seven Foreign Service Nationals. Another 72 people, including
two Americans, were wounded in the terrorist attack. The Embassy
itself sustained extensive structural damage, however since
it was located outside of the most crowded area of the city,
there was relatively little destruction to other nearby buildings.
FBI immediately went to East Africa to assist in the search,
rescue, and investigative efforts. The exhaustive investigation
of the crime scenes, in cooperation with the host countries,
included over 1,000 interviews. This investigation was the
largest overseas deployment of personnel in FBI history. The
FBI named the investigation in Tanzania "Tanbom,"
combining the words "Tanzania" and "bombing."
view of blast damage to U.S. Embassy,
Dar es Salaam, August 7, 1998
Damaged vehicles located near the U.S. Embassy,
Dar es Salaam
Exterior of U.S. Embassy building in Dar es Salaam
Map of the Region, Mission