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3 civilians, including child, killed in SLA shelling in Vanni

[TamilNet, Thursday, 08 January 2009, 06:26 GMT]
Three civilians, including a child, were killed Thursday morning when Sri Lanka Army (SLA) artillery guns stepped up shelling on densely populated Vaddakkachchi in Vanni, according to initial reports from Tharmapuram hospital. There were three children among the 9 wounded who have been rushed to the hospital.

The SLA stepped up artillery shelling on civilian settlements in Kalmadu and Ramanathapuram from 5:00 a.m. Thursday.

One of the slain civilians was identified as 20-year-old Pratheepa Krishnakumar.

The wounded were identified as Tharany, 6, M. Jeyaraj, 16, Mariyathas Antony, 17, Suganthy, 28, Sebastian Antonyraj, 60, Paddaiyamma, 66, I. Selvarany and Ramesh.


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