Incident Summary:

09/29/2008: On Monday evening, a hand grenade exploded, wounding 21 people, in Kattankudy, North Eastern, Sri Lanka. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200809290002

When:
2008-09-29

Country:
Sri Lanka

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Eastern

City:
Kattankudy

Location Details:
The attack occurred in Kattankudy, North Eastern, Sri Lanka.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Sri Lanka
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Weapon Details
A hand grenade was used in the attack.
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 0 Fatalities / 21 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 21
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Associated Press, "Bomb Hits Sri Lanka Capital, Fighting Kills 21," International Herald Tribune, September 29, 2008."
"Lexis Nexis, "Bomb hits Sri Lanka Capital, Fighting Kills 21," Associated Press, September 29, 2008."