(B2) A Bulgarian soldier participating in the European Union stabilization operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (EUFOR Althea) died, a Bulgarian source learned on Friday (29 October)
Death by weapon
It was 8:20 a.m. (Brussels time) when the soldier was found dead, " with a gunshot wound in Camp Butmir, the base of the operation in Sarajevo. The medical team who arrived on the spot could only confirm the death.
An ongoing investigation
The military police, warned, " took immediate action ". The body will be repatriated to Bulgaria by military plane, an official source in Sofia said. The cause of death was not specified. " An investigation is underway. “Three representatives of the prosecution went on site to Bosnia and Herzegovina, “ where they were able to learn about the situation and the facts said Defense Minister Georgi Panayotov on Monday (November 1), according to the Bulgarian press.
Zero communication on the EU side
The operation, which however loves to publish the photos of all its events, even the most insignificant (awarding of medals, etc.), did not make any communication on the subject.
An official visit on the same day
The incident occurred the same day that General Graziano, the chairman of the European Union military committee, visited Camp Butmir.
79th death on duty
This is the 79th death recorded in an EU peacekeeping mission since the creation of the common foreign and security policy according to the base memoriam of B2.
Corrected on the exact figure of the balance sheet - updated Monday (01.11)