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Sarajevo, ‘Safe Area’ Remain Under Fire

Rebel Serb gunners killed one person Monday in Sarajevo and pounded the U.N. “safe area” of Srebrenica with their heaviest attack this year.

Six people also were wounded when the rebels started shelling residential districts of Sarajevo on Monday afternoon, said witnesses and hospital officials. In Srebrenica, U.N. officials reported 182 shell explosions Monday morning alone.

The Serbs also attacked the eastern enclave of Gorazde, U.N. officials.

The death toll in sniping and shelling Sunday and early Monday morning was 11 dead, including four children, and 17 wounded, according to the Bosnian Health Ministry in Sarajevo.

The Serbs have stepped up their shelling of Sarajevo and the five other U.N. “safe areas” since NATO airstrikes on a Serb base last month and the start of a government offensive June 15 to break the siege of the capital.

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