NESoHR: 16 cluster bombs dropped on refugee camp

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 02 December 2008, 16:44 GMT]
North East Secretariat on Human Rights (NESoHR), in its monthly report for November said there were five major air strikes and shelling attacks on civilians in Vanni in November. On Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) indiscriminate bombardment on IDP camp in Uzhavanoor in the early hours of Saturday, the NESoHR said the SLAF had dropped 16 cluster bombs on the settlement.

"All five attacks caused large number of injuries among children and caused two child deaths. In total there were three civilian deaths in these attacks and a total 26 civilians were injured, including nine children. A claymore attack also took the lives of three civilians including that of a child," the report said.

NESoHR Report
NESoHR report describes the cluster bombardment
NESoHR Report
The locality of the bombed site [Courtesy: NESoHR report]


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