Accessibility links

Bosnian Lab Identifies Croatian War Victims Found in Mass Graves

Bosnian officials say DNA tests on human remains taken from mass graves have identified 50 victims of the war in Croatia in the early 1990s.

Experts in Bosnian and Croatian laboratories compared the DNA with blood samples taken from more than 750 families who have reported missing relatives.

Fifty of the samples led to positive identifications. A Bosnian official calls the results extraordinary.

The Sarajevo-based International Commission for Missing Persons runs one of the world's most sophisticated DNA laboratories

The lab helped identify victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the United States and last year's Asian tsunami.

Some information for this report provided by AP.