SLA patrol fires on civilians

[TamilNet, Monday, 09 February 1998, 23:59 GMT]
A woman and her one year old child were wounded today when an army route patrol from the Peythalai SLA camp fired indiscriminately along the road in the village of Peythalai near Valaichenai, 30 kilometers north of Batticaloa.

The TamilNet's Valaichenai correspondend who was there said that there was absolutely no provocation for the firing.

The woman, S. Sarojathevi, 29 who was seriously wounded and infant S. Jathurshana who was also hit by a bullet have been admitted to the intensive care unit of the Valaichenai hospital.


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