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3 IDPs wounded in SLAF attack

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 28 October 2008, 15:51 GMT]
A 50-year-old mother of three, a 38-year-old father of one and a 41-year-old father of two, were wounded Tuesday morning around 11:00 when Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) bombers attacked two civilian settlements in Ki'linochchi and Paranthan, medical sources at the Ki'linochchi hospital said. The victims were Internally Displaced Persons from Mannaar and Ki'linochchi districts. 750 school children and 17 teachers were attending classes at Paranthan Hindu College at the time of the SLAF air-strike. The college is located 750 meters from the attack site in Kumarapuram where three houses and three huts were fully destroyed, according to TamilNet correspondent who visited the attack site at Kumarapuram and the hospital.

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A civilian house destroyed in the SLAF attack at Kumarapuram in Paranthan


One of the victim, Vinayakamoorthy Kandeepan, was wounded in his eyes, according to TamilNet correspondent in Vanni who visited both the attack sites and the hospital.

Two Kfir bombers attacked Kanakapuram, the suburb of Ki'linochchi town at 10:50 a.m. destroying five houses with eight bombs. Casualties were avoided as most of the civilians had fled the village.

Vinayakamoorthy Kandeepan, 38, father of one, displaced from 155th Mile Post to Kumarapuran, 1 km away from Paranthan, who was wounded in his eyes was transferred from Kilinochchi hospital to Tharmapuram.

Chandran Pathmaseelan, 41, father of two, displaced from Mannaar sustained injuries in his shoulder. Sukumar Rathithevi, 50, mother of theree, displaced from Kanakapuram in Ki'linochchi sustained minor injuries.

Tension prevailed in Paranathan as panicked civilians were forced to seek shelter from the air attack.

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A wounded civilian at Tharmapuram hospital
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Attacked site at Tharmapuram
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