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2 civilians wounded, SLAF attacks Puthukkudiyiruppu

[TamilNet, Monday, 29 October 2007, 13:13 GMT]
Four Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Kfir fighter bombers have attacked Koampaavil, a densely populated residential area in Puthukkudiyiruppu in Mullaiththeevu district, Monday between 10 and 10:40 a.m., destroying two houses and wounding the owners of the houses, a 43-year-old mother and a 46-year-old man. More than 3800 students, attending the schools in the area, were forced to seek bunkers for safety.

SLAF attacks Puthukkudiyiruppu
The wounded, identified as Yogarajah, 46, and Santhakumari Perinpanayagam, 43, have been admitted at Puthukkudiyiruppu hospital. Their houses were completely destroyed in the attack.

Four Kfir bombers have dropped 18 bombs in the area, Tamileelam Police officials in Puthukkuyiruppu told media.

Four houses have been damaged.

Koampaavil is located 700 meters away from Puthukkudiyiruppu junction. Puthukkudiyiruppu has been continuously targeted by the SLAF.

More than 3800 children were at the five schools located in Puthukkudiyirrppu at the time of the bombing and the students were seen scattering in panic when the bombers began the strike on civilian settlements.

An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) was observed above Puthukkudiyiruppu prior to the bombardment Monday.

SLAF attacks Puthukkudiyiruppu
SLAF attacks Puthukkudiyiruppu

 

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