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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.

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July Today in Terrorism

July 8, 2004: LTTE female suicide bomber detonates in Sri Lanka

On this day in 2004, a female suicide bomber trained and tasked by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) set off explosives in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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June Today in Terrorism

June 6, 2008: LTTE hits two commuter buses in Sri Lanka

On June 6, 2008 bomb attacks on two commuter buses in Sri Lanka killed 22 people and injured another 100: the LTTE was suspected

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May Today in Terrorism

May 21, 1991: Assassination of former Indian PM Gandhi

On May 21, 1991 former Indian Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a member of the Sri Lankan terrorist group LTTE

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April Today in Terrorism

April 6, 2008: Suicide bomber strikes marathon in Sri Lanka

On this day in 2008, a suicide bomber struck a marathon in Weliveriya, Sri Lanka killing 15 people and wounding another 90.

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February Today in Terrorism

February 3, 2008: Suicide bomber attacks railway station in Sri Lanka

On this day in 2008 a suspected LTTE suicide bomber blew herself up in a packed railway station in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, killing 11 people and wounding 92

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February Today in Terrorism

February 2, 2008: Bus bombing in Sri Lanka

On this day in 2008 a bomb tore through a packed bus carrying mostly elderly Buddhist pilgrims in central Sri Lanka, killing 18 people and wounding 51 others

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December Today in Terrorism

December 31, 1987: LTTE slaughter in Sri Lanka

On this day in December 1987 LTTE terrorists slaughtered 30 Muslim civilians in a village in the Batticloa region.

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November Today in Terrorism

November 16, 1992: Assassination of head of Sri Lankan navy

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam assassinated the head of the Sri Lankan navy and his Flag Lieutenant in November 1992.

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Perspectives

The Tamil Tiger who changed his stripes?

How easy is it to tell whether a ‘former’ terrorist is no longer one?