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Sri Lankan warplanes bomb Tiger territory

india Updated: Nov 21, 2006 12:20 IST

Sri Lankan warplanes were flying over rebel-held territory in the island's north on Tuesday and bombing the suburbs of the LTTE's political capital, a rebel spokesman said.

Air force jets were conducting missions over the Tamil Tiger political headquarters of Kilinochchi, 330 kilometres north of here, Tiger military spokesman Rasiah Ilanthiriyan said by telephone.

"We don't have details of the locations that were hit," Ilanthiriyan said.

School children in Kilinochchi panicked and fled from their classrooms when they heard the aircraft."

Ilanthiriyan said the air force had also bombed a hospital building further north at Pooneryn on Monday evening. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

There was no reaction from the military. Fighting has been raging despite a truce that is in place since February 2002.