Terrorist victims, including an Oklahoman, gather in Spain for international conference

Monday, February 13th 2006, 9:40 pm
By: News On 6

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) -- A man whose mother was killed in the Oklahoma City bombing was one of hundreds of relatives and terrorism survivors who participated in an international conference on victims of terrorism in Spain Monday.

Many were in wheelchairs, or had limbs missing. Nearly all brought stories of heartache.

Kenneth Thompson's mother was the last victim of the Oklahoma City bombing whose body was identified. He says the sights and smells of what happened that day in 1995 are still fresh in his mind.

He says all of those present at the conference shared a tragic connection, regardless of their background.

Monday's session included a round table discussion with international victims and another on leftist rebel attacks in Colombia.