6 civilians killed, 12 injured in LTTE artillery attack at Jaffna
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-
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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