Date: Oct 23, 1983
Attack type: Suicide attack, Truck bombs, Mass murder, Terrorism
Deaths: Total: 307 (305 victims (241 U.S. peacekeepers, 58 French peacekeepers and 6 civilians) + 2 suicide bombers)
Non-fatal injuries: 75
Diagram showing Hezbollah SVBIED terror attack on USMC barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1983.
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