House of Serb returnee in western Kosovo attacked with firearms

Published on September 26, 2006, BBC Monitoring Service - United Kingdom

Category: Violence Against Christian Serbs and Their Holy Places

Istok, 25 September: This evening at around 1900 [1700 gmt], an unidentified person fired several rounds from an automatic gun at the house of Aleksa Ljusic in the district of Ljug in western Kosovo's Istok. No-one was injured.

At the moment of the attack, there were 13 Serb returnees in the Ljusic home, says a statement by the information service of the Kosmet [Kosovo-Metohija] Coordination Centre, quoting Istok municipality coordinator Rados Vulic.

Ljusic's house is one of 50 houses allocated for Serb returnees in Istok.

Immediately after the attack was reported, the Kosovo Police Service launched an investigation.

The reconstruction of 50 Serb houses in the urban parts of Istok started last May in the district of Ljug.

Source: SRNA news agency, Bijeljina, in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian 1932 gmt 25 Sep 06

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