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NATO-led peacekeepers defuse explosive device in Kosovo
Calibre ^ | March 20, 2006

Posted on 03/20/2006 2:54:00 PM PST by joan

Released : Mar 20, 2006 11:42 AM

PRISTINA, Serbia-Montenegro-NATO-led peacekeepers defused a bomb Monday in Kosovo's capital, police said.

The device contained 800 grams (28 ounces) of TNT and was placed in the parking lot of a building that houses the Democratic Party of Kosovo, the main opposition party in the province, said police spokeswoman Sabrije Kamberi.

Police and NATO-led peacekeepers cordoned off the area for several hours until they defused the device. No one was hurt and no damage was caused, Kamberi said.

Police were still investigating the incident, she added.

Kosovo has been run by the United Nations and NATO since 1999, when the alliance bombed Serbia for 78 days to force it to end a crackdown against separatist ethnic Albanians and pull out the Serb troops.

There are fears among international officials that tensions could soar in Kosovo during the current U.N.-mediated talks on whether the province becomes independent, as demanded by the majority ethnic Albanians, or remains part of Serbia.

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: antichristian; appeasement; balkans; clintonlegacy; clintonsquagmire; ihoppy; islamofascist; jihad; kosovo; kosovoisserbia; pancakeboy; serbia; wrongplace; wrongside; wrongtime; wrongwar

1 posted on 03/20/2006 2:54:03 PM PST by joan
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2 posted on 03/20/2006 2:54:38 PM PST by joan
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To: Tommy-the-pissed-off-Brit; zagor-te-nej; Lion in Winter; Honorary Serb; jb6; Incorrigible; DTA; ...

Let's just say the list of folks who would be capable of doing this doesn't allow for much in the way of options on that account.

4 posted on 03/20/2006 2:59:34 PM PST by FormerLib (Kosova: "land stolen from Serbs and given to terrorist killers in a futile attempt to appease them.")
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To: Tommy-the-pissed-off-Brit

Absolutely......It's not easy to discern what the motive could really be. Remember that nothing is as it appears in the Balkans. The first assumption would be that the "Fatherland" organization (Made of former FARK members with the LDK) sent a threat this time to the PDK. Or, it could be an incident entirely unrelated to politics, maybe Mafia......or a personal issue....

5 posted on 03/20/2006 3:15:44 PM PST by tgambill (I would like to comment.....)
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Hand Grenade Destroyed In Downtown Pristina

Pristina, 20 Mar (Radio Srbija i Crna Gora) – Special forces of international forces in Kosovo, defused a hand grenade placed near the headquarters of the Kosovo Chamber of Commerce and Democratic Party of Kosovo in downtown Pristina. Kosovo Police Service (KPS) spokesperson Sabrije Kamberi stated that police were information of a suspicious device this morning, after which part of downtown Pristina was blocked with the help of KFOR Special Forces, and bomb was destroyed in a controlled explosion. This is the second bomb discovered within 24 hours and destroyed in downtown Pristina. Sunday evening, around 18:00 hours, police were informed that a hand grenade, dating from WWII was found near hotel “Grand”. A KFOR unit also destroyed this bomb. In both cases, there were no causalities or damage.
KPS spokesperson Agron Burovci said that there still are no leads or motives, but a large scale investigation is underway.

Bomb In Front Of PDK Office
Trans. Sh. Cerkini
20 March (RTK) – Today the KPS and EOD unit of KFOR detonated an explosive device found in the park close to the PDK office.
Violeta Elezaj, an official for KPS, stated that the police were notified about the suspected device at about 07:30 and they together with the specialized unit of KFOR for de-mining went immediately to the scene. They exploded the device while the police are investigating the case.

6 posted on 03/20/2006 3:24:05 PM PST by tgambill (I would like to comment.....)
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To: Tommy-the-pissed-off-Brit

Usaual day on Kosovo.

Albanians killed eachother for power or crime-syndicate leaderhip, nothing new.
If you would move population of Bronx ghetto on Kosovo, you wouldn`t spot a difference.

7 posted on 03/21/2006 3:07:54 AM PST by kronos77 (Kosovo I Metohija - "Field of Blackbirds And Land of The Monastry" full official name.)
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