Sri Lanka admits military bombed 'no-fire' zone  

Sri Lanka's government has admitted to Al Jazeera that its military bombed an area held by separatist fighters and now crowded with trapped civilians.

The admission follows the leak of satellite images taken by the UN which show signs of aerial bombing inside the 'no-fire zone'.

The government insists no civilians were in danger, but in the latest report from the area the AP news agency quotes one health official as saying 10 civilians were killed on Friday by Sri Lankan military shelling. 

Al Jazeera put the accusations to Sri Lanka's foreign secretary.


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