Incident Summary:

02/28/2005: In Batticaloa town, Sri Lanka, a former government soldier was shot and critically injured. It is possible that the attack was related to a previous attack that injured three Tamil Tigers. Although no group has claimed responsibility, the victim claims to be able to identify the attackers as members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.



Sri Lanka

South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
Batticaloa town

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity
Specific Description Civilian
Nationality of Target Sri Lanka
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Sri Lankan Military
Specific Description Former government military person
Nationality of Target Sri Lanka
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"Tigers warn of threat to truce, Sri Lanka orders probe," Agence France-Presse, March 2, 2005.