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To mark 21st anniversary of 9/11 attack, world pays homage to survivors and honors heroes

The gruesome attack in the world 9/11 attack: On September 11, 2001, the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda caused great destruction by airstrikes on the World Trade Center with two hijacked planes.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: 21 Years ago today, on September 11, 2001, America, the world’s biggest power, was shaken by the terrorist attacks. This dark day is still fresh in people’s mind and remembering that day most people get scared. What happened in America on September 11, 2001 (9/11 Attack) can hardly be forgotten. On this day the world had seen the most horrifying form of bloody terror and panic. In an instant, many families were ruined. Hundreds of lives were destroyed.

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The 9/11 terrorist attacks killed 2,977 people and injured thousands at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Commemorative events are held at all three sites on the anniversary of the attacks. At the annual observance held at the 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan, family members of the victims read aloud the names of those killed in the 9/11 attacks and in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

America was shaken on September 11

The world’s most dangerous terrorist attack took place in America on this day i.e. on September 11. The World Trade Center, which is considered to be the pride of New York, was destroyed in a moment by the dangerous plans of the terrorists. Hundreds of innocent American citizens lost their lives in Al Qaeda terrorist attacks. Let us once again remember that dark day and try to know what happened on the day of that horrific incident.

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On September 11 in 2001, hijackers used commercial planes as missiles and crashed into New York’s World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field that killed nearly 3,000 people and toppled the trade center’s 110-story twin towers.

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The 9/11 attacks were carried out by 19 terrorists from Al-Qaeda. Al-Qaeda had hijacked a total of four planes. One plane which was hijacked by the Al-Qaeda terrorists deliberately crashed into the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center complex. This caused the twin towers to burn and ultimately fall to the ground. The third hit the Pentagon and the fourth, Flight 93, crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Another plane, Flight 93, crashed in a field in Shanksville after passengers fought back against three al Qaeda hijackers, preventing the plane from reaching its target.

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The terrorist attacks of 9/11 were captured in countless pictures by news photographers, bystanders, first responders, security cameras, FBI agents and others. Even an astronaut on the International Space Station took some. In the aftermath of the planes falling from the sky, America and the world were introduced to an array of personalities.

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