Incident Summary:

05/07/1998: Mr. Gyula Dorin, a soldier who was serving with the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Army's Plav Garrison, was killed in an attack by a sizable contingent of perpetrators when the latter ambushed the Yugoslav Army border patrol near the watchtower in Bogicevica. The border patrol returned fire, killing one and injuring several others. Authorities suspected that this was a part of a bigger plan aimed at causing insecurity and threatening the Yugoslav state border with Albania.

GTD ID:
199805070001

When:
1998-05-07

Country:
Yugoslavia

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Crna Gora (Republic)

City:
Bogicevica

Location Details:
This incident occurred approximately 1,200 meters into FRY territory, near the Bogicevica border region.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) Army
Specific Description FRY Army Soldier Gyula Dorin near Bogicevica
Nationality of Target Serbia-Montenegro
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Following the attack, the perpetrators attempted to continue attacking the patrol, but they eventually retreated in groups into Albanian territory.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
“Yugoslav Army Soldier Killed in Montenegro Terrorist Attack,” Belgrade Tanjug Domestic Service, May 7, 1998.
“Soldier killed in incident on Montenegro's border with Albania,” Serbian Radio Belgrade, May 7, 1998.
“Yugoslav Army Soldier Killed In Attack on Montenegro’s Border with Albania,” Serbian Radio Belgrade, May 7, 1998.