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May Today in Terrorism

May 17, 1998: LTTE assassinates Sri Lankan mayor

On May 17, 1998 the mayor of the northern Sri Lankan city of Jaffna was killed by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

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March Today in Terrorism

March 2, 1991: Car bombing kills deputy minister in Sri Lanka

On March 1, 1991 at least 30 people, including Sri Lanka’s Deputy Defence Minister were killed by a car bomb in Colombo.

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February Today in Terrorism

February 20, 2009: Suicide airplane attack in Sri Lanka

On February 20, 2009 the LTTE tried to fly small light aircraft into military installations in and around Sri Lanka’s capital city, Colombo.

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January Today in Terrorism

January 27, 2000: Terrorists bomb post office in Sri Lanka

On January 27, 2007 a powerful bomb ripped through a post office in northern Sri Lanka, killing at least 10 people, including three soldiers

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December Today in Terrorism

December 31, 1984: LTTE slaughters civilians in Sri Lanka

On December 31, 1984 the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam killed four youths who had refused to join the group.

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December Today in Terrorism

December 3, 1994: LTTE massacres Sri Lankan fishermen

On December 3, 1984 Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam terrorists massacred 11 Sinhalese villagers in the NE Sri Lankan village of Kokkilai.

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November Today in Terrorism

November 30, 1984: Women and children killed in Sri Lankan Massacre

On November 30, 1984 the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam entered two villages in NE Sri Lanka and massacred a total of 82 people, including women and children.

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October Today in Terrorism

October 24, 1994: Female suicide bomber kills politician in Sri Lanka

On October 24, 1994 a female LTTE suicide bomber killed Sri Lankan politician Gamini Dissanayake and 50 others.

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When the fight for independence leads to terrorism

What do we do when independence movements which are not seen, at least not yet, as terrorist groups start to venture down that road.

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September Today in Terrorism

September 18, 1988: LTTE massacres sleeping civilians in Sri Lanka

On September 18, 1988 LTTE terrorists hacked to death more than 50 men, women and children in the Gonagala settlement in the eastern part of Sri Lanka.