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Nine patients are killed as hospital is caught in cross fire in Sri Lankan war zone

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 03 February 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b455
  1. Ben Bland
  1. 1Singapore

    At least nine people were killed and many more wounded when a hospital in Sri Lanka’s northern war zone was hit by artillery fire, international aid agencies have reported.

    The International Committee of the Red Cross and the United Nations have said that on Sunday 1 February several artillery barrages hit Puthukkudiyirippu Hospital, which is caught in the middle of a fierce battle between the Sri Lankan army and the separatist Tamil Tiger rebels.

    The aid agencies said that it was not immediately clear which …

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