Sri Lanka: July 5, 2005



The LTTE held a celebration of the 18th anniversary of their first suicide bombing. It was the Hindu LTTE, not Islamic terrorists, that revived the ancient practice of suicide assassins. Since 1987, 264 LTTE "Black Tigers" have made suicide attacks. Among the victims was an Indian prime minister (who was killed) and a Sri Lankan prime minister (who lost an eye). This celebration appears to be an effort to remind the government that the war could resume, and that the LTTE still has their most


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