SLA shells A9 gateway to Vanni

[TamilNet, Thursday, 26 June 2008, 15:13 GMT]
A 52-year-old civilian was wounded when four artillery shells fired by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) hit the Pu'liyangku'lam entry, exit point to the Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) controlled area in Vavuniyaa Thursday around 12:30 p.m., Tamileelam Police officials told reporters in Ki'linochchi.

The civilian passenger who sustained injuries was on his way to Vavuinyaa and had reached the gateway when the shells hit the area.

Tension prevailed as passengers in buses were forced to seek safety following the attack.

The gateway is kept opened from 9:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. during the week days for public with the assistance by the ICRC.

 

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