SLAF bombings kill woman, 10 injured, in Vanni

[TamilNet, Sunday, 28 December 2008, 10:17 GMT]
Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) kfir fighter jets bombed Saturday three civilian settlements killing a 24-year-old woman and seriously injuring ten persons, including an 18-year-old girl who lost both her legs, sources in Vanni said. The bombers first struck Iyakkachchi around 9:20 a.m and attacked the civilian settlements in Vaddakkachchi, Ira’naimadu, around 2:10 p.m. Sri Lanka Army (SLA) kept firing artillery shells on Iyakkachchi, Ira'naimadu and Vaddakkachchi, as the jets bombed the areas.

The victim killed in the first strike was V. Thavamalar, 24, and the girl who lost her legs is S. Ajantha, 18. and Ponnampalam,42, is the second civilian injured.

The injured were rushed to Tharmapuram hospital.

Two bombers struck Vaddakkachchi, Ira'naimadu civilian areas in four sorties around 2:10 p.m injuring eight civilians besides destroying and damaging 12 houses.

The civilians injured in the bombing are I. Vignesawaran, 33, Theiventhiram, 29, Sathees Kumar, 26, K. Shanmugapiriya, 46, K. Thuraisamy, 57, Thavarasa, 26, Vikinapalan, 32, Sathiyabama, 35.

The injured were first rushed to Vaddakkachchi hospital and then transferred to Tharmapuram hospital.

Meanwhile, SLA fired artillery shells on Mullaiththeevu town from 2:40 p.m Saturday injuring two civilians.

A. Anthony, 32 and K. Mariyarany, 45 are the injured civilians.

 

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