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Sri Lanka: LTTE attacks food convoy

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A government convoy with food and essential items to the displaced in Mullaittivu had come under artillery and mortar attack by LTTE along the A9 road this afternoon, defence sources said.

According to Defence Ministry website the UN had confirmed the attack.

The government food convoy consisting 50 lorries of food and essential items left the Omnathai Entry/ Exit point at around 12.30p.m. today. The UN envoy was forced to abandon the mission in safety of the crew and food stocks, the sources said.

According to latest information, the food convoy has returned to Vavuniya.