Incident Summary:

12/27/2005: Constable Mohammed Meera Naiyaz was shot and killed while on patrol in Kalmunai, Sri Lanka. Another constable was injured in the shooting. Although the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were blamed for the incident, it is unconfirmed if the rebels were in fact responsible for the shooting.



Sri Lanka

South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
Pandirippu, Kalmunai center, in Amparai district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Sri Lankan police
Specific Description Constable Mohammed Meera Naiyaz
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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Security Situation as at UTC 1045 (1645) 27 December 2005," The Sinhalaya News Agency, December 27, 2005.
"LTTE-triggered claymore mine explosion kills 11 soldiers in Jaffna district," South Asia Terrorism Portal, December 28, 2005.
Somini Sengupta, "Toll on rise in Sri Lanka's 'Shadow War'," The New York Times, December 29, 2005.