SLA, SLN launch artillery fire on Muttur east villages

[TamilNet, Saturday, 01 July 2006, 15:54 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and Sri Lanka Navy (SLA) Saturday launched artillery fire villages in the Liberation Tigers' controlled Muttur east. Several civilian houses were damaged due to the indiscriminate shelling from land and sea surrounding the coastal areas of Muttur east, LTTE sources in Muttur said.

More than fifty artillery shells were fired in the morning for about an hour starting around 1:00 a.m.

The shelling then continued in the evening from 5.30 p.m. for about two hours, LTTE sources said.

LTTE sources said residents have been fleeing to safer areas.

Details of injuries or casualties are not known.

 

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