Kenya,Tanzania mark 20 years of US embassy bombings

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People in Kenya and Tanzania are marking the 20th anniversary of the attacks on the US embassies in both countries by al-Qaeda.

More than 20 people, including 12 Americans, were killed in the explosions.

The bombings were the first major attacks by al-Qaeda against the United States and saw the FBI place its leader, Osama bin Laden, on its list of top 10 most-wanted fugitives.

Al-Qaeda would go on to attack the US three years later, when two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Centre in New York.

Nneka Ukachukwu