Incident Summary:

01/21/2006: Unidentified assailants shot and killed a home guard and a civilian in Seruwila, Sri Lanka. The attackers took a gun belonging to the home guard before fleeing.



Sri Lanka

South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
In Trincomalee district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Sri Lanka home guard
Specific Description Nilantha Madugalle, a home guard
Nationality of Target Sri Lanka
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Mahinda Navaretna, a private citizen
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
"Home guard, driver shot dead in Serunuwara," TamilNet, January 21, 2006.
"Sri Lanka Timeline - Year 2006," South Asia Terrorism Portal, January 1, 2007.
"Four killed in fresh fighting in Sri Lanka," Press Trust of India, January 21, 2006.