- Title: BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA: TWO GERMAN SOLDIERS DIE IN SHOOTING ACCIDENT
- Date: 23rd May 1997
- Summary: RAJLOVAC BARRACKS, 10KM SOUTH OF SARAJEVO, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (MAY 23, 1997) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. TRAVEL SHOT ROAD NEAR BARRACKS 0.08 2. LV/CU BASE/ SIGN (2 SHOTS) 0.17 3. LV AMBULANCE ENTERING BARRACKS 0.25 4. LV/SV GERMAN SOLDIERS AND ARMOURED VEHICLES IN BARRACKS (2 SHOTS) 0.47 5. CU NATO SIGNS 0.50 6. SV MAJOR TONY WHITE, SPOKESMAN FOR NATO'S STABILISATION FORCE (SFOR) SAYING CANNON MISFIRED AND ROUNDS ENTERED VEHICLE IN FRONT FORCE (SFOR) IN SARAJEVO (ENGLISH) 1.28 7. TRACK VEHICLE ARRIVING 1.40 8. CU SIGNS 1.44 9. SCU GERMAN SPOKESMAN, LIEUTENANT-COLONEL DIETER VINJARERDEN SPEAKING ABOUT THE INCIDENT (GERMAN) 2.27 10. TRACK ARMOURED VEHICLE 2.41 Initials s3, p3 Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- Embargoed: 7th June 1997 13:00
- Location: RAJLOVAC BARRACKS, 10KM SOUTH OF SARAJEVO, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
- Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Reuters ID: LVA5WQVWTMCPRGHHIT5LXJTQS3IY
- Story Text: INTRO: Two German soldiers serving in the NATO force in Bosnia-Herzegovina have been killed in a shooting accident at a base on the outskirts of Sarajevo.
A third soldier was seriously wounded in the incident on Friday (May 23) when a cannon mounted on a patrol vehicle misfired several rounds and hit a nearby armoured personnel carrier, said NATO spokesman Major Tony White.
The 20 mm cannon fired five to six rounds and hit the Fuchs armoured vehicle in front of it.
The Rajlovac camp where the incident happened is on the outskirts of Sarajevo and houses some of the German and French soldiers in the 31,000-strong North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Stabilisation Force (SFOR).
A German brigade spokesman, Lieutenant-Colonel Dieter Vinjarerden, also gave details of the incident.
Germany sent about 2,000 soldiers to Bosnia this year, the first time that its combat troops have been deployed abroad since World War Two.
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