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DPU attack kills 2 civilians in Vanni

[TamilNet, Friday, 29 August 2008, 03:49 GMT]
A 15-year-old boy and a 33-year-old vegetable trader were killed on the spot at Olumadu Thursday evening when a Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Deep Penetration Unit triggered four Claymore mines targeting the grocery traders who were riding in a motorbike towards Nedungkea'ni in Mullaiththeevu district, Tamileelam Police said. The attack came a few hours before the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) dropped leaflets instructing the people of Vanni to move out of the LTTE controlled areas to Vavuniyaa.

The victims have been identified as A. Chandran, a vegetable trader and Gritharan Sukirthan, a student from Katsilaimadhu in7th Division in Puthukkudiyiruppu. The school student was involved in vegetable trade to meet the financial needs of his family.

The victims were on their way to transport vegetables from Nedungkea'ni to Puthukkudiyiruppu when they were attacked and killed by the DPU at 4:10 p.m.

Meanwhile a 52-year old male civilian, K.Lingaratnam, collecting his belongings in a plot of land Nedungkea'ni in Mu'l'laiththeevu was injured during artillery attack by SLA stationed in Manalaa’ru.

The victim has been admitted at Mu'l'laiththeevu hospital for treatment.

 

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