Genocide the Tamil people in Srilanka

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

'Safe zone' under encircling fire, 137 killed in 3 days, ICRC worker wounded on Tuesday, 17 March 2009,

137 people have died and more than 200 injured since Saturday night in Sri Lanka Army shelling and gunfire inside the 'safe zone' of Vanni. At least 18 of them have died hit by long-range gunfire coming from SLA attacking the civilian zone. Meanwhile, massive bunker buster bombs numbering around 50 dropped by the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) on the fringes of the 'safe zone' on Tuesday caused untold panic among the civilians. 58 civilians were killed on Sunday in SLA shelling. 12 civilians succumbed to injuries caused by long-range gunfire. On Monday, 29 were killed in shelling and 6 in the gunfire by the SLA, which reaches the safe-zone from all the directions. 73 civilians were wounded on Monday. 32 civilians were killed Tuesday morning in shelling. The casualty details of SLAF bombardment is yet to emerge. An ICRC worker, K. Pulenthirarasa, was wounded in SLA gunfire on Monday near Maaththa'lan hospital and was taken on board the ICRC ship that transferred the wounded.


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