Foxnews.com (2/26/2018) -- On this day 25 years ago, an ugly new phase of terrorism began in the western world.
It was Feb. 26, 1993 when radical Islamic terrorists first attacked the World Trade Center by detonating a 1,200-pound bomb that was placed in a rented vehicle that had been driven into the basement parking level in the north tower.
A moment of silence was observed at exactly 12:18 p.m. EST on the 9/11 Memorial Plaza, marking the exact time the bomb went off.
Federal prosecutors say Yasin is part of a group of Muslim extremists who sought to punish the U.S. for its Middle East policies, which was the motive for the attack. Ramzi Yousef, the ringleader of the attack, is serving a life sentence for the bombing, and is also the nephew of the infamous Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who later claimed to be the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks.