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stan v
03-12-2003, 08:50 AM
just assasinated

swamp_yankee
03-12-2003, 08:53 AM
Originally posted by stan v:
just assasinatedThe Archduke Ferdinand has been assasinated! :eek:

I don't think that bodes well!

huisjen
03-12-2003, 09:18 AM
Serbian premier assassinated

The Serbian Prime Minister, Zoran Djindjic, has been assassinated in the capital, Belgrade.

He was shot in front of government offices at around 1300 (1200 gmt) on Wednesday.

He was taken to hospital for emergency surgery but a government minister told the BBC's Serbian section that he had died of his
wounds.

Mr Djindjic, a former mayor of the Serbian capital, was a prominent reformist opposition leader until Slobodan Milosevic was ousted from
power in 2000.

Unconfirmed Serbian media reports say that two people were arrested at the scene of the shooting.

A police source told Reuters news agency that he had been hit twice by large-calibre sniper rifle bullets.

The editor of the Fonet news agency, Zoran Sekulich, told BBC World television Mr Djindjic had been shot once in the stomach and once
in the back.

Enemies

On 21 February Mr Djindjic survived what he said was an assassination bid when a lorry swung into the path of his motorcade as he
was travelling to Belgrade airport.

He later dismissed the incident as a "futile effort" which could not stop democratic reforms.

Correspondents say that Mr Djindjic, 50, made many enemies over his career as a pro-democracy campaigner and then as Serbia's prime
minister.

He was pivotal in arresting and handing Mr Milosevic over to the war crimes tribunal in The Hague in June 2001.

The move opened the way to international aid to the then Yugoslavia.
Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/europe/2843433.stm

Published: 2003/03/12 13:44:22

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