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2 killed, 4 wounded in SLAF airstrike in Mullaiththeevu

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 04 April 2007, 10:34 GMT]
Two civilian passengers were killed and four wounded on Kaivaeli - Puthukkudiyir'uppu Road in Mullaiththeevu district when Sri Lanka Air Force Kfir jets bombed the area Wednesday around 1:00 p.m., LTTE officials in Kilinochchi said. NGO office of the White Pigeon Prosthesis Institute in Puthukkudiyir'uppu was damaged in the aerial attack, the sources added. Meanwhile, Sri Lankan military sources in Colombo claimed that they had attacked a Sea Tiger base in Mullaiththeevu.

B. Pradeep, from Moongilaaru, Mullaitheevu was one of the passengers who was killed in the air strike, medical sources in Puthukudiyiruppu hospital said.

The other passenger killed in the attack is yet to be identified, medical sources said.

The wounded civilians were identified as Luxmanan Kunaratnam, 30, father of two from Vallipunam, Kandiah Anandarajah, 45, from Ampalavan Pokkan'ai, Amirthalingam Arignan, 27, from Manthuvil in Puthukkudiyir'uppu and Sittampalam Tharmasenan, 29, father of one child from Visvamadu, were wounded in the attack.

 

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