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SLAF bombs the heart of the Ki’linochchi town where NGO offices, residences, civilian facilities and other offices are located, 2 civilians wounded, 23 houses damaged

Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Kfir bombers attacked Ki’linochchi town Wednesday around 7:00 a.m., wounding a 90-year-old man and a 11-year-old boy and causing damage to 23 houses. The attack has taken place at the heart of the town where NGO offices, residences, civilian facilities and other offices are located. The Sri Lankan bombers fired 16 bombs and deployed lethal air bursts, causing wide destruction. NGO office of Seva Lanka and a store of OXFAM are located 100 meters close to the attack site.
A day care centre for children, Tha’lirka’l, located 75 meter close to the site of the indiscriminate air-strike, narrowly escaped damage. There were no children at Tha’lirka’l at the time of the attack. Many civilians had taken refuge in bunkers during the air-strike.

The SLAF bombardment on Ki’linohchci comes after Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, the Sri Lankan Defence Secretary and the brother of SL President, publicly threatening the foreign NGOs to leave LTTE controlled region of Vanni, which is overcrowded with displaced people, and a day after the devastating LTTE attack on Sri Lankan forces Vanni HQ. Kilde: TAmilnet.com Automatisk oversat med google til Dansk.