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LTTE kills family of four

An entire family of the fishing community was hacked to death at Vankalai in Mannar yesterday (9).

The family of four, husband, wife and two children were murdered by the LTTE due to their having cooperated with the Security forces, a report from the Ministry of Defence said.

The attackers are reported to have raped the wife before hacking her to death.

The deceased were identified as Sinniah Murthy Martin (38), Anthony Mary Kulas (27) Anne Lakshitha Karuna (9) and Anne Dilakshan Anpiya (7), the report said.

The LTTE also attacked civilians who were at a boutique in Bazaar Road, Vavuniya with a hand grenade injuring three civilians, including the owner of the boutique yesterday the report added.

In another incident on Thursday (8) a civilian, Joseph Kamal Raj (30), a resident of Andankulam was killed by unidentified gunmen, believed to be LTTE cadres, while he was riding a motor cycle.

Troops on sentry duty at Vavunathivu, Batticaloa District were fired upon by LTTE also on Thursday(8) but no one was injured the report added.

 

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