Over 1000 civilians seek protection with security forces amidst
indiscriminate LTTE shelling
A total of 1011 civilians including 458 children have
fled from LTTE hostage and sought protection with the 58 Division troops
operating in general area Ampalavanpokkanai South yesterday (March 15).
According to military sources, 265 men, 288 women, 240
boys and 218 girls were rescued and taken to safety amidst
indiscriminate LTTE artillery shelling from the declared no fire zone.
Four civilians were killed in the LTTE shell attacks and many injured
ground sources said speaking with our Wanni correspondent. The injured
civilians were sent for treatment at the general hospital in Vavuniya.
According to revelations made by the rescued civilians, LTTE terrorists
have put-up at least 10 combat training camps in general area
Wellamullivaikkal, where hundreds of children, women and even elderly
are forced for a 3 day crash armed training secession. Following the
combat training, people are thrown into the battlefront to guard LTTE
trenches and bunker positions, the civilians had further said.
Terrorists are running a large torture camp in general
area Iranapali, the civilians were quoted saying with security forces.
Meanwhile, the terror outfit is yet to reveal the status of the 15 UN
aid workers and family members held hostage since the declaration of the
new no fire zone in Mullaittivu, a defence official said.
On Saturday (March 14) a UN aid worker who sustained
injuries due to LTTE indiscriminate attacks was rescued by security
forces in general area Puthukkudiyirippu.
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