Incident Summary:

08/14/2006: The LTTE accused unknown perpetrators in Colombo, Sri Lanka, of bombing an orphanage at in the rebel-held northeast, killing at least 61 schoolgirls and wounding 150. No claim of responsibility was reported.

GTD ID:
200608140002

When:
2006-08-14

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: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description orphanage
Nationality of Target Sri Lanka
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive 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 Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 61 Fatalities / 150 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 61
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 150
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
“Pakistan Envoy Escapes Assassination, 61 Children Said Killed in Bombing,” Hong Kong AFP, August 14, 2006.