April 27, 2015
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - The Tamil Tiger rebels say the
government shelled a makeshift hospital treating the wounded inside
Sri Lanka's war zone in an attack that killed 47 people.
Rebel spokesman Seevaratnam Puleedevan told The Associated Press
that a shell hit the hospital Tuesday morning.
A health official reached by telephone confirmed the attack on
the admissions ward of the hospital and said a further 56 people
were wounded. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because
he was not authorized to speak to the media.
The government has denied reports that it is shelling the war
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