Bus carrying Serbs stoned in southern Kosovo

Published on December 11, 2006, BBC Monitoring Service - United Kingdom

Category: Violence Against Christian Serbs and Their Holy Places

[Presenter] Another incident has occurred in Kosovo-Metohija, fortunately, without any victims. A bus on the Belgrade-Strpce line carrying 30 Serb passengers was stoned yesterday in Doganovic, near Stprce [southern Kosovo].

[Reporter Zlatko Ugrinovic] Bus driver Novica Nedeljkovic points out that he noticed immediately next to the road a group of boys who ran off after the stoning of the bus. Fortunately, none of the 32 Serb passengers were injured, where as the bus was damaged.

The incident was reported to UNMIK [UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo] and the Kosovo Police Service [KPS]. Despite this incident, buses from Strpce are continuing their regular service to central Serbia.

Otherwise in Brod, where the international police also provide security, in the last few days there have been three incidents where Serbs have been mistreated by KPS special units, the so-called Rosa.

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