The Dobrinja mortar attack was a massacre which occurred at 10:20 a.m. on 1 June 1993, in Dobrinja, a suburb west of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Two mortar rounds were fired from Serb-held positions, hitting a football pitch where youths put on an impromptu game on the first day of the Muslim holiday Kurban Bajram. Approximately 200 people were in attendance to watch the game. The United Nations placed the official death toll stemming from the mortar attack at 13 (news reports at the time published numbers ranging from 11 to 15 deaths), with 133 wounded. 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.
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- United Nations (28 December 1994). "Incident study report regarding mortar shelling Dobrinja, Sarajevo". Archived from the original on 26 October 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20101026231245/http://www.ess.uwe.ac.uk/comexpert/anx/VI-A.htm. Retrieved 3 February 2010.
- Kurt Schork (2 June 1993). "Blood and tears end a soccer game which no one could win". London: The Guardian (UK). https://www.theguardian.com/world/1993/jun/02/warcrimes.fromthearchive. Retrieved 3 February 2010.
- "The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and 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.")
- "On this day: 1993: Serb attack on football match kills 11". BBC News. 1 June 1993. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/june/1/newsid_2493000/2493441.stm. Retrieved 3 February 2010.
- Tony Smith (6 February 1994). "Shelling of Sarajevo Market Kills 66; More Than 200 Wounded". Associated Press. The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/inatl/longterm/bosvote/market.htm. Retrieved 3 February 2010.
- Chuck Sudetic (2 June 1993). "MORTAR FIRE KILLS 12 AT SOCCER GAME IN BOSNIAN CAPITAL". The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/1993/06/02/world/mortar-fire-kills-12-at-soccer-game-in-bosnian-capital.html?pagewanted=1. Retrieved 3 February 2010.
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