SLA shells Vidathalthivu

[TamilNet, Sunday, 27 June 1999, 17:11 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Army (SLA) stationed at Thallaady has been shelling Vidathalthivu since 6.30 p.m. this evening said sources.

According to sources from the Catholic church 5 civilians were killed and almost 60 wounded in the SLA shelling yesterday.

Some of the injured have been admitted to the Illupaikadavai hospital.

Sources said that Vidathalthivu has been abandoned by civilians due to the heavy shelling yesterday.

Meanwhile, early this morning, a transformer was destroyed by a bomb blast near the Manohara Theatre junction in Jaffna town.

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