GTD ID:
198508170017

When:
1985-08-17

Country:
Sri Lanka

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Northern

City:
Mannar

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hijacking
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity
Specific Description Train
Nationality of Target Sri Lanka
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 500
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) escaped (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Tamils Separatists Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 300
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 20 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 20
Number of U.S. Fatalities Unknown
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources