Returnees fired on near Kilinochchi

[TamilNet, Sunday, 30 November 1997, 23:59 GMT]
Four people who went to examine their houses and properties in Uruthirapuram, located ahead of the SLA's Forward Defence lines (FDLs) in Kilinochchi were attacked by a SLA patrol operating in the area.

Two of them have been taken away by the SLA troops.

The other two were wounded when they were fired on by the SLA patrol. One of injured has been identified as Mr. K. Thaya.

The Sri Lankan army captured Kilinochchi late last year in a massive operation. Over 200,000 residents of Kilinochchi and its suburbs fled the area..

Few have returned as those who enter the area are often fired on with many resultant deaths.


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