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The Partisans attack first.
The 8th Brigade Fran Levstik attacks an Ustaša outpost north of Karlovac manned by 150 soldiers.
March 27th 1945
As the outpost was being conquered, Mirko Jurca – Mičo, the commander of the 2nd battalion thought the battle was over, so he lighted a flare to inform others.
The flare’s bright light gave him away and an Ustaša hidden in an attic shot him. The shooter was later found and killed, but the heroic commander Mičo was no more: the only casualty in this entire mission. The Ustaša had 43 dead and 23 wounded which was poor consolation to the Levstikova Brigade fighters.