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Waco Anniversary

Anniversary of fiery end to Davidian siege 

It was eleven years ago today that David Koresh and dozens of his Branch Davidian followers died in a fire outside Waco, Texas. The fire broke out when federal officials tried to end a 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound. That standoff began after a shootout in which four federal agents and three members of the religious sect were killed. The agents were looking for stockpiled automatic weapons and hand grenades. Two years to the day after the fiery deaths in Waco, 168 people died and hundreds were injured in the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building. Prosecutors have said the Oklahoma City bombing was a twisted plot by Timothy McVeigh to avenge the deaths in Waco.

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