SLA attacks on Jaffna civilians increase, NGO closes office

[TamilNet, Friday, 23 December 2005, 12:58 GMT]
Two civilians, Ms K Malar (31) and K Rajathurai (64) were seriously injured and were admitted to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital after Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers fired indiscriminately after the SLA sentry near the Multipurpose Cooperative building in Chavakachcheri came under grenade attack at 1.30 p.m. Friday, sources said.

Two employees at the Save-the-Children, an NGO which has offices in Nallur Jaffna, were attacked by SLA soldiers Thursday afternoon and were seriously injured. The Save-the-Children Head offices in Colombo has directed the local officials to close the Nallur offices until further notice.

Nine civilians have been admitted to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital Thursday as a result of attacks on civilians by the SLA soldiers. Sources in Jaffna said, that the security forces are targetting civilians mainly in the areas where there were incidents of grenade attacks.

 

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