Recently repaired chapel destroyed by explosives

SARAJEVO, Jun 27, 2000 -- (AFP) A newly rebuilt chapel in the Serbian enclave of Bosnia, that was expected to receive Catholic pilgrims was destroyed by explosives, the Catholic News Agency reported in Sarajevo on Monday.

The chapel in Derventa in the north of the Republika Srpska, was first destroyed during the 1992-95 war. It is the latest target in a series of attacks on Bosnian Croats returning to their pre-war homes and Catholic sites in Derventa region, according to Bosnian radio.

A few days ago a container in the village of Bijelo Polje in which a Croatian returnee was sleeping was shot at. No one was injured.

The office of the Catholic Church in Derventa has been broken into, while in the nearby village of Ratisic in two occasions Croatian returnees came across mines recently put on their properties.

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