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Civilian killed, 8 including 4 children wounded in SLAF attack

[TamilNet, Saturday, 27 September 2008, 10:08 GMT]
A civilian was killed and eight, including four children, were wounded in Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) attack in Iraththinapuram, a suburb of Ki'linochchi town, Saturday around 12:15 p.m., Tamileelam Police said. The ICRC office, which was recently relocated from Ira'naimadu junction, is situated around 150 meters away from the bombed locality. Meanwhile, Sri Lankan defence ministry claimed that the attack was a 'precision air strike' against an LTTE target. Medical sources at Ki'linochchi hospital said an 8-month-old baby, a 9-month-old baby, and two 2-year-old children were among the wounded.

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A mother and child wounded in the SLAF attack


The civilian killed was 26-year-old Ranganathan Sathees. He had come to help his relatives at Iraththinapuram in Ki'linochchi with his wife, S. Arudchelvi, 27, and two children, S. Thanusikan, 02, S. Thanusika, 9 months, who escaped with injuries.

The other civilians wounded were Rekha Gnanam, 25, her 2-year-old boy, an 8-month-old baby boy Kantharasa Thuvarakan, 62-year-old Mangalesvari Manikkampillai and 42-year-old Daicy Yoganathan.

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A civilian wounded in the SLAF attack arriving in an ambulance to Ki'linochchi hospital
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Child wounded in SLAF attack at Ki'linochchi hospital
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Photo taken from A9 road in Ki'linochchi town after the attack
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Civilian killed in the SLAF attack
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Civilian wounded in SLAF attack

 

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