287,292 Pages

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 mortar rounds were fired from Serb-held positions,[1] hitting a football pitch where youths put on an impromptu game on the first 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]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 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. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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. 
  3. "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.")
  4. "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. 
  5. 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. 
  6. 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. 

This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.