Tamil school bombed, two children critical

Place: Mankulam | Courtesy: TamilNet
| Date: 19970703

Low-flying Sri Lankan Kfir jets struck at a Tamil school in Munrumurippu Palapani (Mankulam) yesterday.

Bombs and rockets blasted the building which was also housing displaced people. The attack which took place at 7.30 am has critically injured two Tamil girls. One girl is Muniandy Nirmalaranee, the other has not yet been identified. The incident resembles one which occurred during the government's recent operation to occupy Jaffna. On that occasion dozens of school children were killed at a place called Nargakoil and foreign aid workers on the ground confirmed the tragedy. Sri Lanka continues such assaults on civilians with impunity.