UN soldier kidnapped in Sarajevo

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SARAJEVO (Reuter) - A Danish soldier with the United Nations Protection Force (Unprofor) in Bosnia-Herzegovina was kidnapped while jogging yesterday afternoon near the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, a UN official said.

The soldier was kidnapped by a group of men in Kiseljak, a town north of Sarajevo held by Croats, a spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said.

Meanwhile, fighting rocked Sarajevo and northern Bosnia yesterday amid growing calls for Western military intervention in the former Yugoslav republic. Battles raged in the city's western suburb of Otes as Serbian forces used tanks, mortars and heavy machine-guns to attack Bosnian defenders holed up in apartment blocks and farm houses.

In northern Bosnia, Serbian and Croatian forces fought for a land corridor vital to both as a link between areas they control.

Sarajevo radio said there had been a 'noon of horror' in Tuzla, when Serbian forces bombarded the town centre as many residents strolled through the streets. The report, which could not be confirmed independently, said seven people died and 23 were wounded in the attack.