Massacre of Cërrik

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Massacre of Cërrik
Location Cërrik, Elbasan, Albania
Coordinates 41°2′0″N 19°59′0″E / 41.03333°N 19.98333°E / 41.03333; 19.98333Coordinates: 41°2′0″N 19°59′0″E / 41.03333°N 19.98333°E / 41.03333; 19.98333
Date 23 May 1997
Target Garda e Republikës
Attack type
Murder
Deaths 6 killed (list)
Non-fatal injuries
22 wounded (list)
Perpetrator Socialist Party of Albania[dubious ]

The Massacre of Cërrik (Albanian: Masakra e Cërrikut) was the killing of army officers of the Garda e Republikës in Cërrik during the 1997 rebellion in Albania.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

The attack was led by two Socialist Party members, the head of the Socialist Party in Cërrik, Llazar Bici, and the deputy leaders of the Socialist Party, Met Bozi.

Victims[edit]

The following officers of the national guard were killed or buried in Cërrik.

Killed[edit]

  • Sali Martini (42 years old)
  • Halit Haxhia (27 years old)
  • Bashkim Mella (21 years old)
  • Besnik Syla (21 years old)
  • Qemal Mehmeti (25 years old)
  • Petrit Gjonaj (22 years old)

Wounded[edit]

  • Agron Kuliçi
  • Vladimir Loka
  • Petrit Guga
  • Pashk Doda
  • Preng Lasku
  • Dedë Mark Gjoka
  • Gjergj Qoka
  • Dritan Hasa
  • Pjerin Calaj
  • Pashk Doda
  • Petrit Ndoja
  • Petrit Nika
  • Vladimir Ndoka
  • Dedë Margjoka
  • Gjegj Gjoka
  • Fran Sotka
  • Fahri Metalia
  • Gëzim Vela
  • Agim Biberi
  • Dritan Hasani
  • Petrit Gunga
  • Petrit Gjoka

Three officers were taken hostages from a person named Luan.

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