List of massacres in Ottoman Bulgaria

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Remains from the Stara Zagora massacre

The following is a list of massacres that have occurred in Bulgaria and its predecessors:

Event Most significant massacre Date Perpetrator Deaths Target
April Uprising[1] Batak massacre 1876 Ottoman irregular troops, composed mainly of Pomaks in Batak 3,000-5,000[2] Bulgarian civilians
Russo-Turkish War (1877–78) Stara Zagora massacre 1877–78 Suleiman Pasha's Ottoman Army, composed mainly of 48,000 Albanian troops 18,000[3][4] Bulgarian civilians


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  2. ^ Crowe, D. (2016-04-30). A History of the Gypsies of Eastern Europe and Russia. ISBN 9781349606719.
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  4. ^ Statistika (54 ed.). Indiana University. 2002. p. 35.
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