3RD LEAD (Correction)
SLAF, SLN attack Naachchikkudaa, 8 civilians wounded
[TamilNet, Sunday, 20 July 2008, 15:14 GMT]
Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Kfir fighters, helicopter gunships and Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) gunboats jointly attacked a coastal village, Naachchikkudaa, 17 km north of Iluppaikkadavai Sunday evening causing injuries to 8 civilians, according to initial reports from the area. Fishing huts, residences along the coast stretch and at least 13 fishing boats were damaged in the attack.
Five of the eight wounded civilians were identified as P. Sivakamy, Chiththiravel, Thamilini, Packyaraj and Yogarajah.
The joint attack by the SLN and the SLAF targeted Anpu-puram civilian settlement in Naachchikkudaa between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m., causing civilians to flee the areas during the time of the attack.