LTTE continues targeting Tamil civilians: suicide bomb attack at IDP
rescue centre - Kilinochchi
At least 29 people including 10 civilians were killed
and 64 others including 40 civilians reported injured when an LTTE woman
suicide bomber blew herself at an IDP rescue centre, North of Visuamadu
in Mullaittivu this morning (Feb 9) at around 11.30 a.m. 3 woman
soldiers were also among the military fatalities reported.
According to defence observers, LTTE terrorists have
perpetrated the attack targeting the civilians in reprisal, for defying
LTTE's orders to take-up arms. Exact casualty figures are yet to be
estimated as tension prevails in the area. Security forces immediately
cordon off the area, while medical units were rushed to the site, the
sources said. Women and children are said to be among the many reported
killed and injured in the suicide bomb blast, security sources said.
Ambulances carried the wounded to the Kilinochchi hospital.
The female suicide bomber had arrived among the
civilians who were seeking protection with security forces in guise. The
bomber had blown herself before being screened, the reports further
According to them, the LTTE in the face of an
inevitable defeat is trying to score levels with the innocent civilians.
On Sunday(8), a group of civilians escaping from the LTTE hellholes
North of Visuamadu and Sugandirapuram have ramped an LTTE barricade
assaulting a LTTE 'police' cadre and killing two female terrorists in
the cause. Similarly civilians, who were forcibly armed and sent to the
forefront by LTTE, have taken on the less numbered LTTE cadres beating
the terrorists and tying them behind, on 7th February. The civilians had
later managed to flee towards the security forces controlled area, the
sources further said.
Earlier, LTTE terrorists used a 13 year old child
suicide bomber against the advancing 55 Division troops in Chalai on 4th
Feb. Observers of LTTE activity have expressed concerns over the
likelihood of the LTTE increasing such attacks targeting civilians to
enact a large scale carnage instilling fear among the people who are
entrapped in the non-liberated regions in Mullaittivu.
LTTE is a ruthless terrorist outfit that has been
fighting for a mono ethnic separate homeland for the Tamils in Sri Lanka
since 1983. During its 3 decades of existence the outfit has pioneered a
large number of terror tactics particularly in the field of suicide
bombing, that have been soon copied by the other terror organizations in
the world. Fuelled by extremist tribal ideologies held by their
megalomaniac leader, V. Prabhakaran, and largely foreign funds generated
through its false propaganda, LTTE terrorists have killed tens and
thousands of innocent civilians in many village massacres, bus bombings,
train bombings, ethnic cleansing raids, and etc. The outfit is also
included in the UN list of shame for using children for terror attacks.
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