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A fragment of a memorial fountain, that was constructed after Feb. 26, 1993 truck bomb attack at the World Trade Center and was destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001, is displayed at the National September 11 Museum, in New York, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. It was a terror attack that foreshadowed Sept. 11: the deadly World Trade Center bombing that happened 25 years ago Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 26, 2018 - 9:30 AM

NEW YORK - The Latest on the anniversary of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing (all times local):

12:30 p.m.

Silence at the moment the World Trade Center was bombed 25 years ago has commemorated the terror attack that foreshadowed 9-11.

The names of the six people killed on Feb. 26, 1993, including a pregnant woman, were being read at a ceremony at ground zero. Earlier Monday, a Mass at a nearby church remembered the victims.

The 12:18 p.m. blast injured more than 1,000 and forced tens of thousands of people to flee the trade centre. The bombing became a harbinger of terror at the twin towers eight years before their destruction on Sept. 11, 2001.

Sept. 11 museum president Alice Greenwald says the bombing marked a pivotal moment in the city's history and the nation's reckoning with the threat of international terrorism.

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11:45 a.m.

Survivors, families, investigators and prosecutors are among those who gathered at a memorial Mass marking the 25th anniversary of the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

The service was held St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, about a block from the World Trade Center in Manhattan.

Monday is the 25th anniversary of the blast, which killed six people, one of them pregnant, and injured more than 1,000. It became a harbinger of terror at the twin towers, eight years before their destruction on 9-11.

A ceremony also is being held on the Sept. 11 memorial plaza. It will include the reading of victims' names and a moment of silence at 12:18 p.m., when the bomb exploded.

Sept. 11 museum president Alice Greenwald says the bombing marked a pivotal moment in the city's history and the nation's reckoning with the threat of international terrorism.

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10:30 p.m.

Survivors and others are set to gather at the World Trade Center to mark the anniversary of a terror attack: the deadly 1993 bombing.

Monday is the 25th anniversary of the blast, which killed six people, one of them pregnant, and injured more than 1,000. It became a harbinger of terror at the twin towers, eight years before their destruction on 9-11.

A ceremony on the Sept. 11 memorial plaza will include the reading of victims' names and a moment of silence at 12:18 p.m., when the bomb exploded. Earlier Monday, a Mass at a nearby church will remember those killed.

Sept. 11 museum president Alice Greenwald says the bombing marked a pivotal moment in the city's history and the nation's reckoning with the threat of international terrorism.

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