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SLA cluster bombs kill doctor, medical staff at Valaignarmadam

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 21 April 2009, 09:11 GMT]
A doctor at the makeshift hospital in Valaignarmadam and several other medical staff including civilians were killed Tuesday afternoon when Sri Lanka Army (SLA) fired cluster bombs on them, TamilNet correspondent in Vanni said citing a fleeing patient who escaped from the attack.

The slain doctor was Siva Manoharan.

Dr. Siva Manhoharan had refused to flee as he was focused on serving the civilians as casualties were mounting due to indiscriminate shelling by the SLA.

Most of the civilians have fled Pokka'nai southwards, except those who were trapped in SLA occupation on Monday. The SLA was pushed back. However, Puthumaaththa'lan was occupied by the SLA on Tuesday.


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