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Monday, 29 April, 2002, 17:09 GMT 18:09 UK
Two dead in Bosnia school shooting
A teacher has been shot dead and another injured in an attack by a pupil at a school in eastern Bosnia.

Police said the 17-year-old male student then shot himself dead.

No motive has yet been established for the shooting at a secondary school in Vlasenica, in the Bosnian Serb part of the country.

It comes only days after a former pupil at a school in eastern Germany shot dead 16 teachers and pupils before killing himself.

But correspondents say there is no evidence of a link at this stage.

First of its kind

In Monday's incident, the Bosnian Serb student approached a history teacher who was standing outside the school and shot him in the head, a local police spokesman said.

The boy then walked into a classroom and shot and wounded a mathematics teacher.

She suffered gunshot wounds to her neck, but her life was not in danger.

The incident is believed to be the first of its kind in Bosnia.

See also:

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Country profile: Bosnia-Hercegovina
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