SLA bombs child nutrition centre in safety zone, 258 including 100 children wounded

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 08 April 2009, 11:41 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) fired artillery shells hit a child care centre and milk powder distribution centre at Pokka'nai, killing at least 40 civilians and causing injuries to more than 258 including 100 children. The SLA has stepped up indiscriminate bombardment, according to latest reports. At least 25 dead bodies have been brought to the hospital and 13 of them were identified by medical authorities at the makeshift hospital. More than 100 civilians have been killed and at least 422 wounded within the last 3 days, including Wednesday.

On Monday 43 civilians were killed and 102 sustained injuries. On Tuesday at least 21 civilians were killed and 62 wounded.


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