SLA blocks transport of critically injured out of Muttur east

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 26 April 2006, 12:59 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Army (SLA) has refused permission to the International Committee of Red cross (ICRC) to take three seriously wounded Tamil civilians in air strike and artillery fire to the hospital in the government controlled area for further treatment, Mr.S.Elilan Trincomalee district political head of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) said.

However with the are being treated with available medical facilities in the Muttur east, added Mr.Elilan.

He confirmed the death toll following the air strike and artillery fire by the State armed forces Tuesday stands at 12. The number of injured is about 27.

He said air strike and artillery fire had taken place twice one at 9.30 a.m. and the other at about 11.50 p.m on Wednesday on Muttur east villages.

Kaddaiparichchan SLA checkpoint has been closed from Tuesday 3 p.m. preventing anyone entering or exiting LTTE area, sources said.


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