SLA artillery fire kills further 12 Muslim civilians in school refuge

[TamilNet, Thursday, 03 August 2006, 13:20 GMT]
Twelve Muslim villagers in Al Nuriah Muslim school in Thoppur were killed Thursday evening when Sri Lanka Army (SLA) fired artillery shells hit the school, civilian sources in Thoppur said. At least five persons were wounded. Meanwhile, Police sources in Trincomalee said the policemen entrapped in Muttur town were evacuated to Trincomalee. One policeman was killed and fourteen policemen were wounded, according to initial reports.

Six wounded policemen were airlifted to Colombo. The policemen had sought refuge inside the bunkers at the Police station in Muttur town during the LTTE attack.

Muttur magistrate, Mr. Manickavasagar Ganesharajah, who was provided Police custody, was escorted to Muttur Police station. It is not known whether the Muttur Magistrate was evacuated with the policemen.

 

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