Colombo Central Bus Station bombing

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Central Bus Station Bombing
LocationPettah, Colombo, Sri Lanka
DateApril 21, 1987 (UTC+5:30)
Attack type
Car bombing
Suspected perpetrator
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

The Central Bus Station Bombing was the car bombing of the central bus terminal of Colombo carried out on April 21, 1987 in Pettah, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The 80-pound (36 kg) bomb killed 113 people and left a 10-foot (3 m) crater in the ground.[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ Chronology of key dates in Sri Lanka's Tamil separatist campaign
  2. ^ "Timeline of the Tamil conflict". BBC. September 4, 2000. Retrieved 2008-04-30.
  3. ^ "Sri Lankan police hold doctor in car bombing". United Press International. April 28, 1987. Retrieved 2019-03-13.

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Coordinates: 6°56′05″N 79°51′17″E / 6.9347°N 79.8548°E / 6.9347; 79.8548