List of attacks attributed to the LTTE

List Of Attacks Attributed To The LTTE

List of attacks attributed to the LTTE

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The following is a list of attacks attributed to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), commonly known as the Tamil Tigers. The LTTE is a separatist militant group that has been fighting for a separate Tamil state in the north and east of Sri Lanka since 1976, and it has carried out numerous attacks against civilian, military, political, and religious targets. It has been banned as a terrorist organization by 30 countries, including the United States, Canada, India and the 27 member nations of the European Union.

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Deadliest attacks




<div class="notice plainlinks">The following incomplete list is constantly being updated. Revisions and sourced additions are welcome.</div>

1972



1974

  • Throughout 1974, the Tamil New Tigers and other Tamil rebel groups launched several bomb attacks targeting the Mayor of Jaffna and Jaffna civilians.


These include:

  • hands bombs lobbied into a jeep at the Kankesanturai Police Sation
  • dynamite ignited at the home of V. Ponnambalam, a member of the Communist Party
  • dynamite thrown into Chenkathanai Railway Station causing extensive damage
  • bombs exploded in the Grand Bazar, Jaffna
  • CTB buses set on fire


1975



1976

1976, saw a series of brazen robberies committed by the LTTE.

In March 1976, LTTE members robbed the People's Bank at Puttur of Rs. 668,000 in...
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