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Bosnia marks 28th anniversary of Sarajevo market massacre


Bosnians gathered Saturday to commemorate the 28th anniversary of a massacre that took the lives of 68 people and injured nearly 150.

The 1994 Markale marketplace shelling was one of the biggest massacres committed during the siege of Sarajevo from April 1992 to December 1995.

In a ceremony to mark the anniversary, participants – including family members of the victims, survivors and Bosnian politicians – paid tribute, laid wreaths, and prayed for the dead.

“No one should forget the massacre ... I can understand the healing of people's wounds as time goes on, but no one has the right to forget the events that took place throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina, especially this incident,” said Zeljko Komsic, Croat member and current chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

On Aug. 28, 1995, a second mortar exploded in the main market square, killing 43 people and injuring 75 others.

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