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ATTACK ON SERB HOUSE IN OBILIC
DEAD IN WESTERN KOSOVO SHOOTING
OF A UN POLICE OFFICER
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ATTACK ON SERB HOUSE IN OBILIC
August 4, 2003
On Saturday night (2/3 Aug), a minute after midnight a bomb was thrown in
front of the house of Zoran Milic in Obilic. No one was hurt in the
explosion and only a few windows were broken. Milic family lives in
vicinity of the house in which two months ago three members of the Stolic
family were massacred.
home was set on fire by local Albanians in 2001. Thanks to the assistance
of the NGO European Perspective Milics managed to repair their home in
which they live now. Beside their house three more Serb homes are being
reconstructed in the neighborhood. The attack on Milic's home is seen by
Obilic Serbs as an act of intimidation against announced return of 22 Serb
families to this town.
According to the local Serb sources unknown attackers first opened machine
gun fire at Milic's house around 23.00 and half an hour later they threw a
bomb. At the time of the attack beside Zoran Milic and his wife three of
their children were also in the house. The investigation is carried by
UNMIK police and so far no information about attackers have been
IN WESTERN KOSOVO SHOOTING
AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
Saturday, 02-Aug-2003 7:00PM
PRISTINA, Serbia-Montentegro, Aug 3 (AFP) - Three people were gunned down
and at least four others wounded when unknown assailants opened fire in
western Kosovo late Saturday, an official told AFP.
The incident happened after 10 pm (2000 GMT) in the town of Pec, some 85
kilometers (53 miles) west of Kosovo's capital Pristina, Andrea Angeli,
spokesman for the UN mission in Kosovo, said.
"There was machinegun fire in the center of Pec. Some of the victims and
those wounded were sitting in nearby cafes in what is usually a busy
night," Angeli said.
A 14-year-old girl was among the victims. The others were a 24-year-old
female and a 30-year-old male. All of the victims were Kosovo Albanians,
but their names have not been released pending the notification of their
Angeli said no arrests were made and that it was not clear who or what was
the target of the attack. The wounded were transported to the Pristina
hospital, two of them in critical condition.
The UN police in Pec cordoned off the area and an investigation was
Kosovo has been under UN administration since NATO bombed Yugoslavia to
force the withdrawal of Serbian troops in early 1999.
A UNITED NATIONS POLICE OFFICER
August 4, 2003
A United Nations Police Officer assigned to the Mission in Kosovo has been
murdered in the line of duty. The crime occurred shortly before midnight
on August 3rd, 2003.
According to Investigators, the officer was in a marked UN police vehicle
on the highway between Leposavic and Mitrovica when unknown suspects fired
at the vehicle, killing the officer.
UNMIK Police Commissioner Stefan Feller condemned the murder as "A brutal
and unbelievable crime. The reason is not yet known, but it is clear this
was a sniper attack on an international police officer by cowards who
intended to kill him."
The name, nationality, and assignment of the officer are withheld until
his family is notified.
The main highway between Leposavic and Mitrovica will be closed in the
area of the crime until further notice for purposes of the investigation.
A detour will be arranged for travelers to use while the main highway is
A special investigative team has been established immediately, comprised
of the Mitrovica Regional Serious Crimes Squad and experts from UNMIK
Police Main Headquarters.
tion about attackers have been disclosed.
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