STF shoots dead 13 Tamil youths in Ampaa’rai

[TamilNet, Friday, 03 April 2009, 08:50 GMT]
Special Task Force (STF) commandos shot and killed Friday 13 Tamil youths at Paa’nama Laakula in Ampaa’rai district, sources in Ampaa’rai said. Eye witnesses to the shooting said that the victims were innocent Tamil youths who are among others who come to work in the area.

Defence Department, however, claimed that they were trained Tamil Tiger combatants shot and killed by STF commandos in a cordon and search around the place they were hiding in.

They had received a tip-off, it was said.


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