At 12:17 p.m. on February 26, 1993, a yellow rental van loaded with some twelve hundred pounds of nitrate explosives blew up in the garage of the World Trade Center’s North Building, in lower Manhattan Island, New York City. The van, driven by Eyad Ismail, had a twelve-minute fuse located between the front seats. Once the fuse was lit, Ismail and his passenger, Ramzi Yousef, a friend with whom he had grown up in Kuwait, jumped into another car driven by a third companion.
Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2021. 3p.