GTD ID:
198505140012

When:
1985-05-14

Country:
Sri Lanka

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

North Central

City:
Anuradhapura

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Town of Anuradhapura
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Sri Lanka
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Gunfire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 25
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 146 Fatalities / 100 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 146
Number of U.S. Fatalities Unknown
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 100
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources