Incident Summary:

06/27/2000: A grenade was thrown at a Norwegian aid agency, Save the Children, located in Sri Lanka's capital city, Colombo. The blast damaged a car parked at the office but resulted in no casualties. No group claimed responsibility for the attack, but the National Front Against Tigers (NFAT) was suspected.

GTD ID:
200006270002

When:
2000-06-27

Country:
Sri Lanka

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Western

City:
Colombo

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: NGO
Name of Entity Norwegian Aid Agency
Specific Description Save the Children
Nationality of Target Sri Lanka
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
National Front Against Tigers (NFAT) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Grenade Thrown at Norwegian Aid Agency Office in Colombo,” TamilNet, June 27, 2000.