Bugojno group

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The Bugojno group (Croatian: Bugojanska skupina) was the name of a Croatian terrorist paramilitary formation which was infiltrated into Yugoslavia on June 20, 1972 to raise a rebellion against the socialist Yugoslav government.

The Bugojno group was organized by the Croatian Revolutionary Brotherhood (Hrvatsko revolucionarno bratstvo or HRB). The HRB was formed in Australia in 1961 and was active in Europe and the USA. The founding principle of the HRB was separation of Croatia from Yugoslavia, and reestablishment of Independent State of Croatia through terrorist actions.

After the suppression of the Croatian Spring movement the HRB believed that there existed in Croatia a climate which would support the beginning of an armed rebellion. After short preparations, the HRB organized their personnel, weapons and funding to support an initial group to start a rebellion. Most of the fighters and money came from Australia while the armed training was done in Germany. After a short preparation in Austria, the group traveled through Dravograd into Yugoslavia on June 20, 1972. By June 25 the group came into their first conflict with police, and then the Yugoslav territorial defense units. With the help of an informer the Bugojno group was caught by the security forces by July 24 of that same year, unsuccessful in their mission. All targets of Bugojno group are civilians and civilian infrastructure.