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A chronology of major attacks in 2006

Attacks, bombings have continued in Sri Lanka despite a Norway-brokered ceasefire in place.

india Updated: Apr 29, 2006 15:02 IST

January 2: Five people are killed and two others sustain injuries in a bomb blast in Trincomalee.

January 3: LTTE's political head in Vavuniya, Major Jeyanthan and a civilian killed in a clymore mine attack in Mannar.

January 7: Fifteen Lankan Navy personnel are killed in a suspected suicide attack by the LTTE on a navy gunboat outside the Trincomalee naval harbour.

January 8: LTTE cadre killed by Lankan forces in retaliatory fire in Batticaloa district.

January 12: Nine Sri Lankan Navy personnel killed and eight injured in a suspected LTTE triggered claymore mine blast in Chettikulam on the Mannar-Medawachchiya road.

January 17: Suspected LTTE cadres triggered a claymore mine explosion on the Nilaveli-Trincomalee road, injuring 12 sailors travelling by bus to Trincomalee.

January 21: Twenty-seven LTTE cadres are killed in an explosion that occurred in the Adampan area of Mannar district.

January 23: Suspected LTTE cadres attacked an army patrol near the Batticaloa town, detonating a claymore mine, killing three soldiers and wounding two others.

January 24: Journalist with Lankan Tamil daily Sudar Oli, S Rajan, killed by an unidentified gunman in Trincomalee.

January 26: At least 10 LTTE cadres killed and an unspecified number injured as cadres of Karuna faction (LTTE's breakaway group) attacked a vehicle at Vadamunai area of Batticaloa district.

February 11: One of four suspected LTTE Sea Tigers on board a trawler blew himself up in mid-sea off Talaimannar in Mannar district after being intercepted by Govt forces.

February 22: Six unidentified assailants shot dead. Former LTTE cadre Navarasan killed.

March 25: Six LTTE cadres and eight sailors killed in trawler explosion.

March 27: ML Dharmasiri, personal secretary of Sri Lanka's Minister of Agriculture, Environment shot dead in Polannaruwa district.

April 10: Five soldiers and two civilians killed in a claymore mine explosion triggered by suspected cadres of the LTTE in Jaffna district. Canada formally proscribes the LTTE as a terrorist group.

April 11: Ten Sri Lankan Navy sailors and a civilian driver killed, nine others injured in an LTTE triggered claymore mine explosion, at Thampalagamuwa.

April 12: At least 13 persons killed, 40 injured in a series of bomb blasts and arson in the Trincomalee district.

LTTE cadres set off an improvised explosive device outside a vegetable market, killing at least five people.

Six more killed in the subsequent mob violence, 38 others are injured in separate incidents of violence.

April 13: Two civilians gunned down by suspected paramilitary cadres in two separate incidents in the Jaffna district.

April 19: Bodies of five slain Tamil civilians found in rebel-held Jaffna

April 23: Tamil Tigers killed six Sinhala farmers in northern Lanka.

April 25: Commander of Sri Lankan Army critically injured in Suicide attack at army headquarters. Eight bodyguards killed, 29 injured.

Lankan forces launched military attacks in LTTE-held areas.