Incident Summary:

12/30/2005: Unidentified gunmen shot at a group of six police officers patrolling in Kalkudah, Sri Lanka, injuring four of the officers.



Sri Lanka

South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
On patrol in Kalkudah, in eastern Batticaloa, 220 km (135 miles) east of Colombo.

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 Six Sri Lankan police officers on patrol in Kalkudah
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
Additional Information Although the group responsible for this attack was unknown, sources did discuss the ongoing battle between Tamil rebels and the government.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Dilip Ganguly, "Top Norwegian peace facilitator to visit Sri Lanka as violence escalates," Associated Press, December 30, 2005.
"Christian clergy urge Sri Lanka rebels to return to talks," Dow Jones International News, December 30, 2005.