Incident Summary:

08/28/2006: Perpetrators fired artillery shells and mortar rounds near Trincomalee, North Eastern Province, Sri Lanka. The attack killed 23 civilians, 12 soldiers, and wounded 106 civilians. No claim of responsibility was reported, but it was believed that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was responsible.



Sri Lanka

South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Near Trincomalee

Location Details:
Near Trincomalee.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Sri Lankan Army
Specific Description Sri Lankan Soldiers
Nationality of Target Sri Lanka
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Sri Lankan Civilians
Nationality of Target Sri Lanka
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
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 35 Fatalities / 106 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 35
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 106
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
National Counter Terrorism Center, 2006 Report on Terrorism