2008 Fort Railway Station bombing

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2008 Fort Railway Station Bombing
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Memorial for the students of D. S. Senanayake College who were killed by the LTTE in 2008
Location Fort Railway Station, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Date February 3, 2008 (UTC+5:30)
Attack type
suicide bombing[1]
Deaths 12[2]
Non-fatal injuries
Suspected perpetrator
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

The 2008 Fort Railway Station bombing was a suicide bombing of a commuter train while it was stopped at the Fort Railway Station, 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.

The Sri Lankan Government alleged 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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