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The Beirut Barracks Bombing.

The event which occurred on 23rd October, 1983, during the Lebanese Civil War, is considered to be one of the first major attacks through suicide bombing. 241 US soldiers and 58 French paratroopers of a peacekeeping force were killed and many others injured when the barracks of both groups were simultaneously attacked. It was believed that Hezbollah groups were responsible.