UN confirms bombing of Kosovo Serb home near Klina


Category: Violence Against Christian Serbs and Their Holy Places

Text of report by Serbia-Montenegrin radio Kontakt Plus on 13 September

[Presenter] UNMIK [UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo] today confirmed that that the Vasic family home in the village of Stupelj near Klina had been bombed day before yesterday. Unknown attackers tried to torch another house belonging to the Vasic family, but failed in their intention, UNMIK police spokesman Thomas Leigh [phonetic] said at a news conference in Pristina. Leigh said that the International Police and the Kosovo Police Service had launched an investigation into the incident, but that their efforts were being hampered by the silence of the neighbours. Leigh added that this incident should not threaten the good relations between Albanians and Serbs in Klina municipality. UNMIK spokeswoman Miriam Dessables said that UNMIK deputy chief Steven Schook was on a visit to Klina municipality over the bombing of the Vasic family home, and that he would discuss the problems encountered by Serb returnees with local officials. Source: Kontakt Plus, Kosovska Mitrovica, in Serbian 1500 gmt 13 Sep 06 BBC Monitoring

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