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SLAF bombs school in Puthukkudiyiruppu town

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 09 September 2008, 06:29 GMT]
Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) bombers that flew over Vanni as Black Tigers were engaged in causing destruction to Sri Lankan joint operations headquarters for Vanni in the early hours of Tuesday, bombed Puthukkudiyiruppu town, three times, with bombs that caused deep craters, according to TamilNet correspondent who visited the site. The bombers hit the premises of Sree Subramaniya Viththiyaalam school with bunker-busting bomb, where the Zonal Education Office for Mullaiththeevu zone, is also located. One house, four shops, a bookshop and a mill in the town also sustained damage in the attack. One civilian was wounded.

A 50-year-old woman, identified as Ms. Sulojana, was wounded.

The principal of the school, residing in the apartment inside the school premises, escaped with inner injuries, a civil official told TamilNet.

The official said all the 11 buildings of the school would require re-construction.

SLAF attack on Puthukkudiyiruppu
Entrance to the school
SLAF attack on Puthukkudiyiruppu
Sree Subramaniya Viththiyaasaalai
SLAF attack on Puthukkudiyiruppu
A Tamileelam police woman at the bombed site
SLAF attack on Puthukkudiyiruppu
Entrance to the bookshop destroyed by the indiscrimate bombardment by the SLAF
SLAF attack on Puthukkudiyiruppu
A house destroyed by the bunker-busting bomb dropped by the SLAF
SLAF attack on Puthukkudiyiruppu
A house destroyed by the bunker-busting bomb dropped by the SLAF


SLAF attack on Puthukkudiyiruppu
11 buildings of the schools are shaken by the SLAF air attack
SLAF attack on Puthukkudiyiruppu
A white board calling the displaced students to register themselves at the schools, is found near the crater at the school premises of Sree Subramaniya Viththiyaasaalai
SLAF attack on Puthukkudiyiruppu
Kumaran bookshop, turned into a crater by the Sri Lankan bomb


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