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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 104

Sri Lanka Air Force launched air strike on LTTE’s logistic centre: Five civilians injured

Colombo, 17 October, (Asiantribune.com): Fighter jets of Sri Lanka Air force launched another successful air strike yesterday afternoon around 2.PM. on the LTTE supply and ordnance base located south of Puthukudirippu in the Mullathievu district. However, the LTTE said the target was a civilian settlement and five civilians including three children were wounded in the bombing.

The Media Center for National Security said in a statement that Air Force jets bombed Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebel's military hardware supply and transport center at Pudukuduirruppu south area in the northeastern Mullaitvu district.

In the meantime, Tamil Tigers Peace Secretariat in a press release revealed that five civilians including three children were wounded in Sri Lankan Air Force bombing on a civilian settlement in Puthukudiyiruppu in the Mullaitivu district around 2 pm on 16th October 2007. Three of the injured are from the same family.

LTTE press release further revealed:

“Houses were damaged, two of them completely destroyed in this bombing.

”The victims are:

R. Sukirtha aged 8

K. Santhiravathanan aged 6

Suresh aged 27, his wife Vinothini aged 25 and their daughter Meena aged 3.

However there is no way of confirming the authenticity of the press release as LTTE has never come forward, up to date, to clarify news reports.

Furthermore sources revealed that Sri Lanka Air Force air strikes came after seven soldiers were killed in two attacks launched by LTTE rebels at Talgasmankada in southeastern Sri Lanka on Monday night and Tuesday morning.

- Asian Tribune -

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