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6 civilians killed, 12 injured in LTTE artillery attack at Jaffna [Updated]

6 civilians were reported killed another 12 injured in LTTE launched indiscriminate artillery attacks towards the densely populated Jaffna mainland  this morning (May 29).

The cowardly attack targeting innocent civilians comes within hours after Army and Navy troops successfully repulsed a pre-dawn LTTE infiltration bid at the Chiraththivu islet located along the Jaffna- Mandathivu causeway.

According to military, 20 rounds of heavy artillery shells have fallen into the densely populated Kolombuthurai, and Gurunagar areas causing sheer tension among the civilians who are majority Tamil. The injured were rushed to the Jaffna teaching hospital and many children are also said to be among the wounded.

Defence analysts state the attack targeting civilians is indeed a reaction of dismay by the outfit, a 'reprisal' despite constant calls from the LTTE to boycott the "Jaffna-reawakening" carnival, held at Doreiappah grounds, last week organised by the 51 Division and the Jaffna Traders Association.

LTTE is a ruthless terrorist outfit notorious for crimes against innocent civilians. In its pursuit for a mono ethnic separate homeland for Tamils, the outfit has killed and maimed over tens and innocent children, Tamil and Sinhalese political leaders in indiscriminate bomb attacks. FBI in a recent report called LTTE the most dangerous terrorist outfit in the world.

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