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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

British Attacked in Gorazde

SARAJEVO -- British peacekeepers began pulling out of the United Nations 'safe area' of Gorazde on Friday after repelling an attack the UN said appeared to have been launched by renegade Bosnian government army units.


Two Bosnian army soldiers were killed in a heavy exchange of fire during the attack late Thursday, the UN said. There were no British casualties.


UN spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Chris Vernon said in Sarajevo the British commander in Gorazde, Lieutenant Colonel John Riley, assessed the attack as the work of uncontrolled elements of the Bosnian army who "probably did not have Bosnian Army authorization at a high level."


About 90 Ukrainian, 170 British and 10 Norwegian peacekeepers were originally based in the enclave. All but two Ukrainians left Wednesday and the first 80 British troops withdrew Friday