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SLAF bombs tsunami resettlement village in Mullaithivu

[TamilNet, Friday, 05 January 2007, 03:13 GMT]
Seven civilians were injured, ­two critically, when Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Kfir jets bombed the tsunami resettlement village situated at 6th Mile Post, Alampil in Mullaithivu district around 7:15 a.m. Thursday, sources in Mullaithivu said. SLAF bombers have been targeting coastal areas in Mullaithivu for the third day.

Mrs. Nesamany Mariyanayagam was admitted in the Mullaithivu Government hospital
The critically injured, Muthurajah Moses, 9, and Mrs. Nesamany Mariyanayagam, 61, were admitted to the Mullaithivu Government hospital and the others returned home after treatment.

A surveillance drone belonging to the SLAF was observed from 5:30 a.m. in the area and Kfir jets followed, dropping eight bombs on the hamlet. Several temporary houses were destroyed and permanent houses built by Non Governmental Organizations were damaged in the bombing, local residents said.

A bomb that exploded near the Kali Temple damaged the well that provides drinking water to the people of the area.

 

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