Shelling wounds four in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Thursday, 04 November 1999, 10:15 GMT]
Four civilians were wounded when the Special Task Forces (STF) shelled the villages of Palukaamam and Porathivu, about 35 km. southwest of Batticaloa, this morning around 11 a.m. said sources.

The sources said shells were fired from the STF camp at Kaluwanchikudy, south of Batticaloa.

The wounded have been identified as Shanthi, 23, T. Nakaratnam, 41, C. Maamankam, 51 and C. Uthayakumari, 41.

They were rushed to the Kaluwanchikudy hospital, and two of them were later transferred to the Batticaloa.

Two houses were also damaged in the shelling the sources added.

 

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