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Bosnia: NATO Reports New Attacks In Serb Entity


Sarajevo, 24 July 1997 (RFE/RL) - A new attack against NATO personnel and another against a UN vehicle have been reported in Bosnia's Serb entity.

NATO spokesman Major Peter Clarke said today that one Dutch soldier was slightly wounded when a hand grenade was thrown at three Dutch soldiers late yesterday in Kotor Varos, southeast of Banja Luka. He said that two Bosnian Serbs who appeared drunk lobbed the grenade as the soldiers attempted to right their armored vehicle after it overturned. Clarke said one of the Bosnian Serbs was detained at the scene and the other was later detained by Bosnian Serb police.

Overnight, a UN vehicle was destroyed in the Bosnian Serb-controlled eastern town of Bratunac. U.N. spokesman Alex Ivanko said it appears that rocket-propelled grenades were used in the attack. No one was injured.

International workers and their equipment have been the target of frequent attacks since British NATO troops moved to arrest two Bosnian Serb war crimes suspects earlier this month.
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