SLA attacks kill 129 civilians, 282 wounded in 'safety zone' on Wednesday

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 08 April 2009, 20:49 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) fired artillery shells claimed the lives of 129 civilians inside the so-called 'safety zone' throughout the day on Wednesday, according to the latest reports. Three artillery shells targeted a child care / nutrition centre at Pokka'nai Wednesday morning where many civilians were waiting to obtain humanitarian milk rations for children. The shelling on child care centre was the single "most cruel carnage" on civilians within the safety zone, a rescue worker at the makeshift hospital in Puthumaaththa'lan said adding that exact casualty figures of children were yet to be reported from the site of the carnage, due to continued attacks till the evening.

A high number of victims were children, numbering between 40 to 80, according to latest reports.


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