Pictures fired close to NATO patrol in Kosovo’s unstable north, NATO saysYesterday
Pictures had been fired close to a NATO patrol within the northern a part of Kosovo the place native Serbs have arrange roadblocks to bar police from Pristina from patrolling the world marred by ethnic tensions in current months, NATO mentioned on Sunday.
Nobody was injured and the automobile was undamaged when the photographs had been heard within the space of Zubin Potok, NATO’s mission, KFOR, mentioned in an announcement. KFOR didn’t say the place the photographs got here from. Some 3,760 NATO troops keep the delicate peace.
Native Serbs, a inhabitants of round 50,000 in Kosovo’s north, arrange barricades after police on Dec. 10 arrested a former Serb police officer on costs of assaulting serving law enforcement officials throughout a earlier protest.
The native Serbs, who don’t recognise the state of Kosovo and are backed by Belgrade, are demanding the discharge of the arrested officer and different calls for earlier than they are going to take away the barricades.
Kosovo’s authorities has requested KFOR, which maintains a impartial function, to take away the barricades.
Ethnic Serb mayors in northern municipalities, together with native judges and a few 600 law enforcement officials, resigned final month in protest over a Kosovo authorities determination to interchange Serbian-issued automobile license plates with ones issued by Pristina.