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43 school girls killed in Lanka air strike

August 14, 2006 13:36 IST

At least 43 school girls were killed and 60 wounded when the Sri Lankan airforce bombed an orphanage in Mullaitivu district on Monday, the pro-rebel Tamilnet website reported.

The girls were killed when Sri Lankan jets bombed a children's home compound in Mullaitivu district where they were attending a two-day residential course on first aid, it said.

The attack came a day after the St. Philip Mary's church on the Kayts island near Jaffna town was hit by shells, Tamilnet said.

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