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SLAF bombing kills IDP teenager, injures another in Puthukkudiyiruppu, Vanni

[TamilNet, Thursday, 30 October 2008, 11:20 GMT]
A 16-year-old boy was killed with his arm blown off and 17-year-old girl seriously injured in the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) bombing the civilian settlement in Va'l'lipunam in Puthukkudiyiruupu division in Mullaiththeevu district, Thursday morning. SLAF kfir jet fighters dropped eight bombs in two sorties in the aerial strike that lasted from 9:15 a.m to 9:30 a.m, sources in Puthukkudiyiruppu said. Four houses of the residents of the area were destroyed in the bombing.

Student killed in Sri Lankan airstrike
16-year-old student killed in SLAF attack in Puthukkudiyiruppu, Mullaiththeevu
The victim killed was identified as Selvarasa Satheeskaran and the injured girl is Pathmanathan Nivethini, both internally displaced from Ki'linochchi due to SLAF bombings and Sri Lanka Army (SLA) artillery barrages.

Nivethini is admitted to Puthukkudiyiruppu hospital.

The body of the victim killed was handed over to his relatives after postmortem examination was held in Puthukkudiyiruppu hospital.

 

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