Incident Summary:

01/31/2001: The National Front Against Tigers (NFAT) in Colombo, Sri Lanka, threw two hang grenades into the compound of the development organization Oxfam. There was some property damage but no injuries or fatalities.

GTD ID:
200101310001

When:
2001-01-31

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 Oxfam development organization
Specific Description Oxfam offices in Colombo
Nationality of Target Great Britain
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) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
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
“Grenades Thrown into Oxfam Compound,” Associated Press, January 31, 2001.
“AFP: British Charity Oxfam Bombed in Sri Lanka, No Casualties Reported,” Agence France Presse, January 31, 2001.