List of attacks attributed to the LTTE
The following is a list of chronological attacks attributed to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), commonly known as the Tamil Tigers. The attacks include massacres, bombings, robberies, ethnic cleansing, military battles and assassinations of civilian and military targets. The LTTE is a separatist militant group that fought for a separate Tamil state in the north and east of Sri Lanka between 1976 and 2009. The rebel group has been banned by 30 countries, including the United States, Canada, India and the 27 member nations of the European Union.
In opposition to this list, there is also the List of attacks on civilians attributed to Sri Lankan government forces.
Notable and deadliest attacksEdit
Attacks by decadeEdit
Below are the deadliest attacks from each decade.
|S. A. Emmanuel of Chankanai, Thaadi Thangarajah of Kondavil, A. Krishnagol of Velvettiturai, T. Poopalasingham of Chunnakam and A. Sivarajah of Thondamannar are executed by the LTTE for providing evidence against them to the police.||Jaffna District||5||5|||
|PC Gnanasambandan, PC Sivanesan, Inspector Guruswamy, S. Swarnarajah and his wife are executed by the LTTE.||Jaffna District||5||5|||
|14 May||Anuradhapura massacre: LTTE gunmen shoot dead 146 Sinhalese civilians and injure 85 others as they were praying at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, a sacred Buddhist shrine in Anuradhapura.||Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura District||146||146|||
|11 June||1990 massacre of Sri Lankan Police officers: Over 600 unarmed police officers are shot dead by the LTTE in Police Stations across eastern Sri Lanka||Eastern Province||600–774||600–774|||
|16 October||2006 Digampathana bombing: A suicide bomber in a truck kills 103 Sri Lanka Navy sailors on buses going on, or returning from, leave at a transit point and wounds over 150 other sailors. Several civilians may also have died.||Digampathana, North Central Province||103||103|||
Attacks by typeEdit
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- "Consular Information Sheet – Sri Lanka". Bureau of Consular Affairs. U.S. Department of State. 11 April 2007. Retrieved 27 April 2007.
- Audrey Kurth Cronin; Huda Aden; Adam Frost & Benjamin Jones (6 February 2004). "CRS Report for Congress, Foreign Terrorist Organizations" (PDF). Bureau of Consular Affairs. The Library of Congress. Retrieved 27 April 2007.
- "Recalling the saddest day in Lankan Police history". Lanka Newspapers. Lanka Newspapers. 2011. Archived from the original on 15 June 2011. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
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- Xinhua, 147 Muslims Massacred by Tamil "Tigers" in Sri Lanka, Colombo, August 4, 1990
- "Timeline of the Tamil conflict". BBC News. 4 September 2000. Retrieved 16 May 2007.
- Letter sent by the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the Centre for Human Rights, Government of Sri Lanka, 9 August 1994
- LTTE Terrorist Attacks Selected Chronology (since 1987)
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- Luthra, Dumeetha (16 October 2006). "Analysis: Sri Lanka military setbacks". BBC. Retrieved 4 November 2006.
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- "Tamil Arrested in Sri Lanka Train Bombing". The New York Times. 4 September 1996.
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- Kamalendra, Chris (19 September 1999). "Pre-dawn horror in Ampara: 54 killed as LTTE unleashed terror on villagers". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
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- Kamalendran, Chris (4 October 1998). "Lighting a candle in the storm". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
- "LTTE's gun culture continues". The Sunday Observer. 3 June 2007. Archived from the original on 30 June 2007. Retrieved 6 June 2007.
- Sri Lanka suicide bomber kills 22, The Guardian
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- "1986: Bomb kills 21 in Sri Lanka". BBC. 3 May 1986. Retrieved 30 April 2008.
- The Assassination Of Ranjan Wijeratne, Colombo Telegraph
- "Religious ceremonies to commemorate the LTTE attack on Temple of tooth in Sri Lanka". Colombo Page. Sri Lanka. 25 January 2009. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
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- Tamil Tiger 'regret' over Gandhi, BBC
- 1991: Bomb kills India's former leader Rajiv Gandhi, BBC
- Suicide Bomber Kills President of Sri Lanka
- Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (aka Tamil Tigers) (Sri Lanka, separatists), Council on Foreign Relations
- Gunananda, A.T.M. (30 April 2006). "Gomarankadawala: "We need more security say villagers". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
- Hodge, Amanda (22 September 2009). "Kamikaze raid shows the Tamil Tigers have not been tamed". The Australian. Archived from the original on 8 May 2009. Retrieved 23 February 2009.
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- USA Today: Fighter jets pound suspected rebel camp after suicide bombing kills 95 sailors, October 17, 2006