2ND LEAD

SLA fires MBRL rockets on IDP camp, several feared dead

[TamilNet, Monday, 02 February 2009, 16:40 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) fired Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL) rockets exploded inside a refugee camp of the Internally Displaced People Monday night around 10:00 p.m. killing several IDPs, initial reports said. The camp, located in Chuthanthirapuram is on fire. No one is able to access the camp to gather more details as shelling continues to target the roads. TamilNet correspondent has witnessed several artillery-fired flying fireballs coming from SLA positions into the safety zone. The shells cause immediate fire.

Thousands of artillery and MBRL rockets have been continuously fired inside the safety zone throughout the whole day.

All the people of Vanni have been staying inside the bunkers throughout the whole day.


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