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DPU attack claims lives of 7 school girls, 11 killed

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 27 November 2007, 09:47 GMT]
Seven school girls, riding in a Hiace van engaged in rural first aid service, were killed on the spot at Iyangkea'ni on Kokkaavil - Thu'nukkaay Road in Vanni Tuesday at 11:30 a.m, in a Claymore attack carried out by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Deep Penetration Unit (DPU). The driver of the van and three male volunteers were also killed in the attack, according to Tamileelam Police in Ki'linochchi.

The DPU attacks have been stepped up in Vanni during the last three days when Heroes Day remembrance events were being held in Vanni.

School girls killed in Claymore attack


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