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US Supreme Court Agrees to Hear 1998 Embassy Bombings Case

Friday, 28 June 2019 23:43 WIB Global

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a case about billions of dollars awarded by a court to victims of the 1998 bombing of the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. More than 200 people died in the attacks and more than 1,000 were injured. The justices are starting their summer break, but said they would hear the case after they resume hearing arguments in the fall. The case the justices agreed to hear involves a group of individuals who were victims of the attacks and their family members. They sued Sudan, arguing that it caused the bombings by providing material support to al-Qaeda. A trial court awarded approximately $10.2 billion in damages including...

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