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Assassinations in former Yugoslavia


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BELGRADE, Serbia (Reuters) -- Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic was assassinated on Wednesday, gunned down outside the main government building in Belgrade. Following are details of some other recent high-profile killings in the former Yugoslavia:

January 15, 2000 -- Zeljko "Arkan" Raznatovic, feared Serbian warlord indicted by U.N. court for war crimes during the 1991-95 Croatian and Bosnian wars, was shot dead in a Belgrade hotel.

February 7, 2000 -- Yugoslav Defence Minister Pavle Bulatovic was shot dead by an unidentified attacker in a Belgrade restaurant.

April 25, 2000 -- Zika Petrovic, director of Yugoslav airlines, JAT, was shot dead outside his Belgrade home.

May 13, 2000 -- Bosko Perosevic, head of the provincial government of Yugoslavia's Vojvodina province, was shot and killed in Novi Sad.

May 31, 2000 -- Goran Zugic, security adviser to Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic and one of his closest allies, was shot dead by an unknown gunman near his apartment in Podgorica.

June 10, 2002 -- Serbian Interior Ministry official and former Belgrade police chief Bosko Buha was shot dead by an unknown gunman as he left a Belgrade restaurant.

November 27, 2002 -- Nenad Batocanin, a high-ranking officer of the Federal Interior Ministry, was killed in a hail of bullets in central Belgrade.

March 12, 2003 -- Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic was gunned down outside the main government building in Belgrade.



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