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Civlian killed, 2 wounded, SLAF bombs Ki'linochchi suburb

[TamilNet, Friday, 25 January 2008, 03:21 GMT]
A civilian traveler was killed and two civilians were seriously wounded when Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) bombers attacked Viveakananthaa Nakar, an outer suburb of Ki'iinochchi, located 3 km southwest of the town, Friday morning between 7:50 and 8:10 a.m. Three houses were fully destroyed and six more houses have sustained damage. Liberation Tigers anti-aircraft unit rushed to the area and opened fired when SLAF fighter jets swooped over the suburb, forcing the planes to higher altitudes.

Viveakananthaa Nakar bombing
The body of the civilian traveler killed in the SLAF bombardment remains at Ki'linochchi hospital for identification.
The civilian traveler killed in the air strike was identified as Azhakar Maarimuttu, 63, from Thearaavil in Udaiyaarkaddu.

The two seriously wounded, admitted at hospital were identified as Sinnappu Muththukkumaran, 67, father of six, and Chelvanayakam Anita, a 20-year-old female.

Viveakananthaa Nakar bombing.


Viveakananthaa Nakar bombing.
Viveakananthaa Nakar bombing.
Viveakanathanpuram bombardment
SLAF bombs had hit a bicycle pathway
Viveakananthaa Nakar bombing.

 

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