Bosnia Discovers Five War Dead in Mass Grave

11. June 2018.15:12
Bosnia’s Missing Persons Institute said the remains of at least five people, believed to be Bosniaks killed during the 1990s war, have been exhumed in the Trnovo municipality.

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The Missing Persons Institute said on Monday that the remains of at least five people have been exhumed from the grave at the Rogoj mountain pass in the municipality of Trnovo, in the country’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska entity.

“In the wooded area of Rogoj, natural sinkholes which are around four metres deep were used for hiding the remains of the victims. Some parts of human skeletons were even found in nylon bags,” the Missing Persons Institute said.

The bodies are believed to be those of Bosniaks who were killed in the war.

The mass grave is a ‘secondary’ grave, meaning that the remains had been buried somewhere else first, but were then dug up, moved and reburied.

This was often done in attempts to conceal evidence of wartime crimes.

The exhumed remains have been transported to the Autopsy and Identification Centre in Gorazde, where bone samples will be taken for DNA analysis.

Lamija Grebo

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