Database of terrorist attacks and related events--Johnston's Archive

Kathankudy, Sri Lanka--3 August 1990

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 26 November 2017

Date: 3 August 1990

Location: Kathankudy, Sri Lanka

Type of event: terrorism


Tamil LTTE guerrillas attacked two mosques in Kathankudy, Sri Lanka. While Muslims were in the two mosques for daily prayer, the guerillas surrounded both mosques, one occupied by about 300, the other by about 40. The attackers fired through the windows and used other weapons. About 109 were killed immediately with another 31 later reportedly dying of injuries; another 70 were injured. The attacks were part of a series of attacks on Muslims in the area over a period of about a week, killing a total of about 300.

Consequences: 140 killed, 70 injured


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