Students, teachers wounded in artillery fire in Kallar

[TamilNet, Thursday, 07 December 2006, 11:02 GMT]
11 students and two teachers were wounded when artillery shells hit Somadevi Sinhala School around 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Sri Lankan military sources said the Tigers were targeting the Mahindapura SLA camp with artillery fire, but the shells had missed the target. Three soldiers were wounded, an hour later when the shells hit the SLA camp, according to the SLA.

The students were injured in Kallar, near Mahinmdapura army camp in Serunuwara in the Kantalai police division, military soruces in Colombo said.

All the wounded were admitted ot the Kantalai hospital and two of the students, in critical condition, were airlifted to Colombo.

Soon after the incident, a group of hand picked journalists were flown to the area by the Sri Lanka military.

 

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