SLAF bombs eastern villages

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 07 August 2001, 14:53 GMT]
Seven houses were destroyed and at least ten cattle were killed due to heavy aerial bombing by two Sri Lanka Airforce Kifir jets on residential areas in the villages of Pendukalchenai and Thoppigala, about 34 km north-west of Batticaloa town around 10.30 a.m. Tuesday morning, residents said.

The houses that were bombed Tuesday were constructed with the financial assistance of the Norwegian aid agency NORAD, a local Non Governmental Organisation official said.

SLAF has intensified air raids during the past few days in the north and east of the country, according to military sources.


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