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Dobrinja mortar attack

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Dobrinja mortar attack

The Dobrinja mortar attack was a massacre which occurred at 10:20 a.m.[1] on 1 June 1993, in Dobrinja, a suburb west of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Two mortars were fired from Serb-held positions,[1] hitting a football pitch where youths put on an impromptu game on the third day of the Muslim holiday Kurban Bajram.[2][3] Approximately 200 people were in attendance to watch the game.[2] The United Nations placed the official death toll stemming from the mortar attack at 13[1] (news reports at the time published numbers ranging from 11[4] to 15[2] deaths), with 133 wounded.[1] At the time it was the deadliest event involving civilians since the imposition of sanctions against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia by the United Nations one year prior.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b c d United Nations (28 December 1994). "Incident study report regarding mortar shelling Dobrinja, Sarajevo". Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Kurt Schork (2 June 1993). "Blood and tears end a soccer game which no one could win". London: The Guardian (UK). Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Connie Chung (1 June 1993).  (6:39: "Today was a holiday for the Muslims of Bosnia, and some young people decided to ignore the war and choose up sides for a ball game. It wasn't long before their soccer field was soaked in blood. As David Martin reports, it was a grim reminder of the world's failure to end the slaughter in Bosnia.")
  4. ^ "On this day: 1993: Serb attack on football match kills 11". BBC News. 1 June 1993. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  5. ^ Tony Smith (6 February 1994). "Shelling of Sarajevo Market Kills 66; More Than 200 Wounded". Associated Press (The Washington Post). Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  6. ^ Chuck Sudetic (2 June 1993). "MORTAR FIRE KILLS 12 AT SOCCER GAME IN BOSNIAN CAPITAL". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 

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