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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from 1979 U.S. Embassy Burning in Islamabad) On 21 November 1979, Pakistani people, enraged by a radio report claiming that the United States had bombed the Masjid al-Haram, Islam 's holy site at Mecca, stormed the U.S. embassy in Islamabad, and burned it to the ground.What happened at the US Embassy in Kabul?
According to an American investigation, the protesters, believing that an American Marine on the roof of the embassy had fired first, opened fire after a bullet fired at the gate's lock by one rioter ricocheted and struck other protesters.What was the Iran hostage crisis of 1979?
The attack on the American embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979 and the subsequent 444-day imprisonment of American personnel has become the stuff of legend – it was followed day by day on the news by millions of Americans, many of whom put yellow ribbons on trees and their houses as a sign of solidarity.What happened in the year 1977 in Pakistan?
In 1977 Army Chief of Staff Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq overthrew and executed the secular Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in a 1977 coup d'etat and began implementing Islamic law. On 20 November 1979, a Saudi Arabian Islamic zealot group led a takeover of the Mosque in Mecca.