Galle Fort, which is now entirely non-military
News is sketchy, but LBO and Jasmine are reporting that â€œbombs went off near the harbour and there is some gunfire.â€ The Colombo DIG says an attack on the Galle Naval camp is going on. LBO has a comprehensive report – ‘Suspected Tamil Tiger suicide bombers Wednesday infiltrated the port of Galle in southern Sri Lanka and were attacking facilities there, defence spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella told AFP. “The attack is going on at the moment and we have no reports of any commercial shopping areas being attacked.”‘ Galle is possibly the furthest point from Killinochchi and it’s an audacious place for them to attack. They are also making a concerted series of attacks on the Navy which most have some strategic portent.
Does make me wonder if its terrorism to attack military installations. Not that it is good, like Al Qaeda attacking the USS Cole. Just wonder if those acts are classed as ‘terrorism’.