ACBH Statement on Boston Marathon Explosions

April 16, 2013 – Washington, D.C. – The Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina (ACBH) is deeply saddened by the horrific deadly explosions that occurred at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

"Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers are with the Boston community and the innocent victims of this senseless act of violence. Many Bosnian Americans call Boston home and our entire community is devastated by this deplorable act of terror" stated ACBH President, Mr. Admir Serifovic.


Yesterday at 9:00 am 23,336 people from across the United States and around the world set off on the 26 miles-long circuit for the 117th running of the Boston Marathon. Of all those who started the race, 18,816 were citizens of the United States – and nearly a fifth were from other countries, including Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).


For all of those who want to help, make an appointment to give blood in the coming weeks and months by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or visit and you can also donate to Red Cross Disaster Relief at






ACBH is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the interests of Bosnian Americans and works to improve relations between the United States and BiH. ACBH advocates for a democratic, multiethnic, and indivisible BiH with a primary goal of advancing the integration of BiH into the EU and NATO.