1995 Shali cluster bomb attack
|1995 Shali cluster bomb attack|
|Date||January 3, 1995|
|Target||Market, hospital, cemetery, school, collective farm|
|Deaths||At least 55|
|At least 168|
|Perpetrators||Russian Air Force|
A total of eighteen cluster bombs were reportedly dropped in and around Shali on that day in several runs. The bombs hit a roadside market first. Then, the bombs struck a gas station  and a hospital, in which civilians, as well as Russian soldiers, were being treated. The aircraft then went on to strafe a Muslim cemetery. A school and a collective farm were also targeted.
At least 55 people were killed (including five medical workers), and 186 people were wounded. An estimate by the Russian presidential human rights office put the number of killed at over 100. No military targets were reported in the area at the time of the attack.
- Russia: Three Months of War in Chechnya, Human Rights Watch, February 1995
- Yeltsin Orders Bombing Halt On Rebel City, The New York Times, January 5, 1995
- 'These People Can Never Be Pacified': A Report From The Besieged City, Where Russian Bombs Haven't Dented Chechen Resolve, Newsweek, Jan 16, 1995
- Cluster Munitions Use by Russian Federation Forces in Chechnya, Mennonite Central Committee, 2000
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