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Bandaranaike International Airport suicide attack

In July 24, 2001 a LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) suicide squad attacked Bandaranaike International Airport. In three waves, a highly trained and heavily armed 14-man squad penetrated the 800-acre high security complex and destroyed or damaged 26 commercial and military aircraft. The attack is among the biggest operations so far launched by the LTTE.

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