SLAF bombs refugee settlements in Vanni, children wounded

At least six civilians, including a 1-year-old child and two more children, were wounded Wednesday morning when Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) fighter jets bombed twice settlements of refugees on Hudson Road in Vaddakkachchi around 7:30 a.m. and at 10:00 a.m. The SLAF bombardment on civilian targets comes in the wake of high casualties to the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in its latest offensive push in Ki’linochchi and Jaffna frontiers.

Two of the wounded children were identified as 8-year-old Sinthuja and 10-year-old Nirushan. They were being treated at Vaddakkachchi hospital.

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) has also intensified artillery attacks targeting civilian settlements in Vaddakkachchi, Oddisuddaan and Mu’l’liyava’lai in the south of Mullaiththeevu district in the recent days.

On Monday, artillery shells hit Mullaiththeevu General hospital, causing minor injuries to two patients, according to Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Dr. V. Shanmugarajah. Many patients and staff in a nearby ward narrowly escaped from the blast that destroyed part of the building and the medical equipment.

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