Four die in rush for Bosnia deadline

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Four die in rush for Bosnia deadline

Tuzla - Four members of the Nato-led peacekeeping force in Bosnia died yesterday as the midnight deadline for the former warring parties to pull back soldiers and heavy weapons approached. A Dane and a Lithuanian were killed in a landmine explosion and two Swedes died when their armoured personnel carrier plunged off a road. A Nato spokesman said the deadline was unlikely to be met, even though the three sides were trying "as hard as they can". Under the Dayton peace agreement, the parties were obliged to withdraw to barracks some 150,000 soldiers, and to move 800 tanks and other weaponry to storage sites previously approved by Nato. AP

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