From Civil War To Assassination

Amid peace negotiations, Bosnia's Deputy Prime Minister is murdered

HUMANITARIAN SUPPLIES FROM TURKEY WERE ARRIVing at Sarajevo's airport, an occasion that called for an official reception. Because the road from the capital is frequently under fire, Bosnian Deputy Prime Minister Hakija Turajlic chose to travel by U.N. convoy. The precaution was of no avail. En route back to town, the convoy was halted by 40 Serb irregular troops. After 90 minutes, his captors shot Turajlic, a Muslim, seven times in the chest and head through the open door of the U.N. armored car, in the presence of five French peacekeepers. He died at U.N. headquarters, the first high-level political figure...

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