SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (Reuters) - Battles flared across the former Yugoslav republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina Saturday, putting in doubt peace talks chaired by the European Community.
An EC representative at talks with leaders of Moslem, Serb and Croat forces fighting over Bosnia's newly-won independence said the EC might pull out of the negotiations unless the bloodshed stopped."If the fighting does not stop and the people continue to kill each other, there is no point having talks," said Colin Doyle, a special EC ambassador.
Serb forces opposing secession battled with Moslem and Croat fighters in towns across the republic and many people were feared killed.
Sarajevo radio said at least 11 people had been killed in the last 24 hours, six of them in the capital Sarajevo, where a tram and bus station was hit during heavy shelling.
U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Ralph Johnson arrived in Sarajevo, the republic's capital, with two planeloads of emergency aid and a letter of U.S. support for Bosnia from Secretary of State James Baker.
Speaking after meeting Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic, a Moslem, Johnson said, "We talked about the assistance brought here today, which is humanitarian and a symbol of our concern for Bosnia."
Hundreds of people are feared killed and 170,000 have been driven from their homes since fighting erupted over Bosnia's independence.