February 2, 2000
Two Kosovo Serbs Die in Attack on UN Bus
Filed at 7:25 p.m. ET
Yugoslavia (Reuters) - Attackers fired an anti-tank rocket at a U.N.
attack on Wednesday drew expressions of outrage from officials of the
State Secretary Madeleine Albright said in a statement released by a
reprehensible act only serves to prolong the cycle of violence that
bus was travelling between two Serb enclaves when the attack took
Most of Kosovo's remaining Serbs now live in enclaves to protect themselves from revenge attacks by the province's ethnic Albanian majority, angry at years of Serb repression.
attack was a major setback for efforts by peacekeepers to create the
office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which
was a vicious attack on a clearly marked UNHCR bus carrying
agency said it was suspending all the bus lines it operated in the
chief U.N. police commissioner in Kosovo, Sven Frederiksen, went to
said he had a force of 1,970 police officers from more than 40 countries
the countries that signed up to the Security Council resolution want
Washington, NATO's military chief, U.S. Army General Wesley Clark, told
a Senate committee civilian police were desperately needed in Kosovo.
at the scene of Wednesday's attack, near the village of Vitak, saw
which had provided an escort of two armored vehicles from French
``All the resources at KFOR's disposal are being utilized,'' KFOR spokesman, Lieutenant Commander Philip Anido, said.
KFOR initially said five people had been wounded but later revised the figure to three, all of them Serbs.
They were taken to a French military hospital in Mitrovica, the peacekeepers said. The wounds of one victim were severe. The bus driver, a Dane from his country's Refugee Council, was unhurt, UNHCR said.