Incident Summary:

06/15/2014: Assailants attacked Muslim homes and residences in Darga Nagar town, Western province, Sri Lanka. This was one of three towns targeted on this date. Three people were killed and 51 people were injured across all three attacks. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, sources attributed the attacks to Bodu Bala Sena.



Sri Lanka

South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Darga Nagar

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Muslim Civilians
Nationality of Target Sri Lanka
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack represent an equal division of a cumulative total of killed and wounded across incidents 201406150064, 201406150065, and 201406150066. Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Bodu Bala Sena No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 17 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 17
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Fire guts Muslim shop in Sri Lanka amid tensions," Associated Press, June 21, 2014.
"3 Muslims killed in attacks by hard-line Buddhist group in southwestern Sri Lanka,", June 16, 2014.
"Three killed, 75 injured, houses set ablaze in Sri Lanka ethnic clashes," Reuters India, June 16, 2014.