LTTE fire fleeing civilians ; 19 killed , Army rescue 1046 civilians - Puthukkuduyiruppu [Updated]
The latest reports arriving from the Army Task Force 2
indicate that 19 civilians have been killed and 75 others wounded in the
cowardly LTTE attack at the civilians seeking refuge with the soldiers
in Udayarkattukualam this morning (Feb 10). Among the dead are 2
children , 5 women , and 12 males. Another 28 children , 30 women and 17
men have suffered injuries.
Sri Lanka Army Task Force 2 soldiers operating west of
Puthukkuduyiruppu, in Mullaittivu district have rescued about 1046 Tamil
civilians escaping the LTTE human shield in Wanni this morning (Feb 10). According to the defence sources, the civilians have
arrived to the civilian rescue point in the North east of Udayarkattukulam area between 6 AM and 7 AM amidst raging LTTE small arms fire.
Army has taken measures to airlift the critically
wounded people to Anuruadhapura and Vavuniya hospitals while the others
have been given first aid at field dressing station at the rescue point
itself. Troops expects more civilians arrivals today, said the sources.
The attack at the civilians is the third in this month
carried out by the LTTE terrorists to prevent civilians getting out of
the human shield in Wanni. Yesterday (Feb 9) a brainwashed LTTE suicide
bomber blew herself up, at a civilian rescue point killing 10 civilians
and wounding over 40.