Fort railway station bombing

The Fort railway station bombing was a suicide bombing of a commuter train while it was stopped at the Fort railway station, the main station in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on February 3, 2008. The bombing killed 12[2] and injured more than 100.[3] Killed in the attack were eight school children of D. S. Senanayake College's baseball team and their coach/teacher-in-charge.

Fort railway station bombing
Memorial for the students of D. S. Senanayake College who were killed by the LTTE in 2008
LocationFort railway station, Colombo, Sri Lanka
DateFebruary 3, 2008 (UTC+5:30)
Attack type
Suicide bombing[1]
Deaths12[2]
Injured92[2]

The Sri Lankan Government said that the attack was carried out by a female suicide bomber,[4] belonging to LTTE, who got down from a train and exploded during rush hour on Platform 3.[5]

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