SLAF bombs civilian settlements in Vanni

[TamilNet, Monday, 26 November 2007, 13:54 GMT]
Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) bombers have attacked two densely populated areas in Puthukkudiyiruppu and Ki'linochchi in Vanni on Monday. 13 houses have sustained damages in five rounds of air attacks. The first attack was reported in Puthukkudiyiruppu, 150 meters from the town junction, between 5:00 and 5:20 p.m. 7 houses have sustained heavy damage. No civilian casualties were reported. The second attack was reported between 5:30 and 5:50 p.m. in Jeyanthinakar, a suburb of Ki'linochchi town, where six houses were damaged. An 18-year-old youth was wounded in Jeyanthinakar.

SLAF bombs in Vanni
Attacked house in Puthukkudiyiruppu

The airstrike on Puthukkudiyiruppu targeted a settlement, 2nd Ward, twice. The settlement is located along Paranthan Puthukkudiyiruppu Road, which is a densely populated area with four schools and the Puthukkudiyiruppu hospital. The explosion shook the hospital.

Three SLAF bombers attacked Jeyanthinakar with six separate settlements three times, continuously, for 20 minutes.

The wounded youth was identified as M. Pathmanathan.

A reconnaissance Beechcraft was continuously spotted over Vanni on Sunday and Monday.

SLAF bombs in Vanni
SLAF bombs in Vanni
Attacked house in Puthukkudiyiruppu

SLAF bombs in Vanni
Attacked house in Puthukkudiyiruppu


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