Lužane bus bombing

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NATO bombing of a bus near Lužane
Location Lužane, Kosovo
Date May 1, 1999
Target Bridge
Attack type
Missile attack
Deaths 23–60
Perpetrators NATO

The Lužane bus bombing occurred on May 1, 1999 during the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, when NATO missiles targeting a bridge in Kosovo hit a bus. The bus was hit on the Lužane north of Pristina. Estimates of the number of people killed vary from 23 up to 60.[1][2][3][4] One section plunged off the bridge into the river below.[5] Amnesty International believes that NATO did not always meet its legal obligation in selection targets of attack, one of which includes bombing of this bridge in Lužane, where NATO forces failed to suspend the attack after it was evident that they had struck the civilians.[6] The bus (Niš-Ekspres) was on a regular express service, linking Pristina and Niš.

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