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Remains of Several Hundred People Unearthed in Eastern Bosnia


Forensic experts have unearthed the remains of several hundred people, believed to be the victims of the Srebrenica massacre.

An official of the country's Missing Persons' Commission, Ismet Music told reporters Thursday the experts unearthed 76 complete skeletons and partial remains of 540 others in the village of Kamenica, near the eastern town of Zvornik. He said documents found at the site have revealed the identities of many of the victims.

Bodies show signs of bullet wounds. Victims were blindfolded and their hands were bound.

Serb forces killed an estimated 8,000 Muslim men and boys after capturing Srebrenica, an enclave the United Nations had declared a Muslim safe area.

The burial site is one of several so-called secondary graves where Bosnian Serbs reburied victims in order to cover up the mass killing.

The massacre is considered the worst atrocity in Europe since World War II.

About 3,000 remains have been identified and reburied. The partial remains of 5,000 more victims are still waiting to be identified.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.

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