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Eleven people have died after Serb forces shelled artillery onto a holiday football match in Bosnia.

Four children were among the dead, and 100 were injured on the makeshift pitch in the Sarajevo suburb of Dobrinja.

Several hundred men, women and children were watching the football match when the first shell landed on the pitch. A second hit a few minutes later, wounding those who had gone to help victims of the first.

Dr Mufid Lazovic, a Sarajevo surgeon, said: "Today we have a very bad day, a lot of injury to patients and a lot of injury to civilians and children."

Although the suburb is used to shelling, the residents believed the high blocks of flats surrounding the pitch would be enough to protect them from Serb artillery. Many now believe the game was deliberately targeted.


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