Battle of Vučji Do

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Location
42°56'38"N
018°24'28"E
Country
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
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The Battle of Vučji Do (Montenegrin and Serbian Cyrillic: Битка код Вучјег дола) was a major battle that took place on 18 July 1876 in Vučji Do, Sanjak of Herzegovina, fought between the combined forces of Montenegrin and Eastern Herzegovinian tribes (battalions) against the Ottoman Army under Grand Vizier Ahmed Muhtar Pasha. The Montenegrin-Herzegovinian forces heavily defeated the Ottomans, and managed to capture two of their commanders. In addition, they captured a large consignment of armament.

Background

As the Uprising in Herzegovina continued, Germany, Russia and Austria-Hungary proposed a two-month truce at the meeting held in mid-May. At the same time negotiations between the Serbian and Montenegrin governments result to the two declaring war on the Ottoman Empire on 30 June 1876.

Battle

The battle took place in Vučji Do, near Nikšić in Herzegovina (modern Montenegro). Selim Pasha was killed by Đoko Popović, from Cuce, while Osman Pasha was captured by Luka Dragišić, from Piperi clan.
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