Eyes of the Fleet

Eyes of the Fleet

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Tamil Tiger Air Corps Strikes Again

As reported here:
Tamil Tiger planes struck fuel depots around Sri Lanka’s capital early today, briefly plunging Colombo into darkness and sending cricket fans watching the World Cup final running for cover.

As explosions were heard and the night sky lit up with anti-aircraft fire, fans scrambled to leave parks and hotels where giant screens showing Sri Lanka playing Australia in the final in Barbados were switched off.

Flights at the island’s only international airport were disrupted as the air defence systems kicked in, officials said, adding that one Indian jet was turned back while several departing flights were delayed. ***
The defence ministry confirmed that the two facilities - one state-owned and the other run by the multi-national Shell - were hit by four Tiger bombs, but only two exploded at the Shell depot.

The ministry said the bombs damaged fire fighting equipment and the water supply system at the Shell facility, but the damage was “minor."
Top photo caption:
Anti-aircraft fire lights up the night sky as Tamil Tigers attack an oil depots in Sri Lanka

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