More than 5,000 shells fired on 'safety zone', casualties uncountable

[TamilNet, Monday, 02 February 2009, 16:47 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) fired artillery shells throughout the whole day on Monday from all directions into civilian refuges. At least one hundred civilians could have been killed or maimed in the indiscriminate barrage. The casualties are uncountable as the whole population is forced to reside inside the bunkers throughout the whole day, reports TamilNet correspondent. "Monday was the worst day of SLA shelling so far within the safety zone."

More than 5,000 artillery shells and Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL) rockets have been fired by the SLA.

Both the hospitals at Puthukkudiyiruppu (PTK) and Udaiyaarkaddu have been hit by the shelling also on Monday.

Thousands of shells have hit Theavipuram, Va'l'lipunam, Chuthanthirapuram, Udaiyaarkaddu and Puthukkudiyiruppu.

Heavy fighting was reported in all the frontiers.

Shelling in PTK
A wounded civilian brought to PTK hospital


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