LTTE shootout at fleeing civilians: 3 killed, 2 wounded -
civilians were killed and 2 wounded following an indiscriminate LTTE
gunfire attack this morning (March 6), at a group of civilians who were
fleeing from the declared no fire zone at Mullaittivu.
The civilians, 76 in numbers have managed to escape
from the LTTE clutches on 6 boats when they were chased by LTTE attack
craft in the coastal waters off Mullaittivu. Naval craft immediately
engaged the LTTE boats forcing them to retreat and rescued the civilians
escorting them to safety and later handed them to the Army personnel at
According to Army media, 3 boats with civilians had
managed to land at Kevil-Chundikkulam area near Vethaliakerni with one
injured civilian while, the rest were escorted to general area Munai in
the Jaffna peninsula. The injured civilians were admitted to the
general hospital at Manthikai at Point Pedro, security sources said.
Three civilians who had received severe head and chest
injuries due to LTTE gunfire have succumbed to injuries, the sources