3 children wounded in SLAF airstrike in Vanni
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 16 October 2007, 09:29 GMT]
Five civilians, including three children, were wounded in Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) airstrike on Neasan Kudyiruppu settlement in Puthukkudyiruppu in Mullaiththeevu district, Tuesday around 2:00 p.m. Three of the victims belong to a single family. Five houses were damaged, two of them fully destroyed in the attack, according to initial reports.
Two Kfir bombers attacked the settlement twice, dropping four bombs.
An 8-year-old girl, R. Sukirtha, from ward 01 in Puthukkudiyiruppu and 6-year-old boy K. Santhiravathanan, and three persons of a single family including 3-year-old girl, S. Meena, her father Suresh, 27 and mother Vinothini, 25, were wounded in the aerial bombardment.
The wounded civilians have been rushed to Puthukkudiyiruppu hospital.