Sunday, May 10, 2009

Terrorists fire mortars at civilians in "new safe zone"

LTTE terrorists who have positioned their mortars in previously declared "Safe zone" fired mortars towards innocent civilians in "New safe zone" this morning (10). The LTTE mortar fire commenced around 9.00 a.m. and continued till about 10.00 a.m..

Mortar locating radars of Army confirmed that the mortar fire was launched by the LTTE from the previously declared "Safe Zone" The LTTE terrorists carried out those attacks intentionally to tarnish the image of the Security Forces in the eyes of public nationally and internationally.

Meanwhile, about six hundred and eighty-five civilians escaped from the clutches of LTTE terrorists reached troops in Karayanmullivaikkal on Sunday (10) morning and another fifteen civilians reached troops in Mullaittivu north the same day (10).

Four of those civilians had sustained serious gun shot injuries due to terrorist gun fire when they reach the troops. They were rushed to Anuradhapura hospital for further treatment.

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