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

Habarana, Sri Lanka--16 October 2006

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 26 November 2017

Date: 16 October 2006

Location: Habarana, Sri Lanka

Type of event: terrorism


A terrorist drove a truck loaded with explosives into a military convoy near Habarana, Sri Lanka. About 340 navy personnel on leave were at the site in a convoy of 24 buses when a suicide bomber drove a truck into the convoy and detonated an explosive charge. Of 103 killed, 98 died at the site, 4 died en route to hospitals, and 1 had died in a hospital in Anuradhapura through 16 Oct.; another 150 were injured. Some casualties, as many as few dozen, are believed to be civilians, including tea vendors, who were present at the site.

Consequences: 103 killed, 150 injured


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