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Kabithigollewa, Sri Lanka--15 June 2006

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 7 December 2017

Date: 15 June 2006

Location: Kabithigollewa, Sri Lanka

Type of event: terrorism


In Kabithigollewa, Sri Lanka, a bus carrying 150 people struck a pair of land mines or bombs, killing 64 and injuring at least 80. Many children were aboard the bus en route to school, and at least 15 were killed. The attack was attributed to the Tamil Tigers; the Sri Lankan government launched air strikes against Tamil sites later that day.

Consequences: 64 killed, 80 injured


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