SLAF bombs A'lampil, 12-year-old girl wounded

[TamilNet, Saturday, 28 July 2007, 09:09 GMT]
80 students who were writing examinations Friday noon narrowly escaped death in A'lampil in Mullaiththeevu while a 12 year old girl among them was injured on her head, when Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) dropped bombs 75 meters near the Roman Catholic School. The shady trees behind the school and the marshy land on which the bombs fell and exploded, saved the students from the deadly attack. Two Isreali-built Kfir fighter jets bombed civilian areas twice, causing panic among the students and internally displaced families in A'lampil.

Kfir attack in A'lampil


Two Kfir bombers attacked A'lampil, dropping 8 bombs, around 12:15 a.m. on Friday

The pair of SLAF bombers, in their second attack around 1:50 p.m., dropped 8 more bombs near an IDP settlement around A'lampil St. Antony's Church, causing people to flee in panic.

The shady trees behind the school and the marshy land on which the bombs fell and exploded, in the first strike, had saved the students from the deadly attack.

The two pair of SLAF bombers dropped altogether 16 bombs, eight on a single assault, on A'lampil civilian settlement in Mullaitheevu Friday.

Also on Thursday, two Kfir bombers attacked Mullaiththeevu villages twice, disturbing the second term examinations being held in schools in Vanni.

A 15-year-old boy and a 51-year-old woman were killed on the spot and 11 civilians were wounded when their huts were attacked by a lone Kfir bomber that flew at low altitude two weeks ago, on 11 July.

The SLAF bombardment has been stepped up as Vanni prepares to mark the first death-anniversary of 51 schoolgirls, killed in SLAF bombing last August at Vallipunam in Mullaiththeevu.


Kfir attack in A'lampil


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