Skip to comments.Czech soldier dies in Kosovo
Posted on 07/31/2006 12:02:26 PM PDT by joan
Prague/Pristina- A Czech soldier serving in the Czech military contingent within KFOR international forces died at the Sajkovac base in Kosovo, southern Serbia, today, the Defence Ministry told CTK.
The 34-year-old officer cadet of the military police was found dead by his colleague in the barracks this morning. The military informed the soldier's family immediately.
The military police have started investigating the tragic event.
"The preliminary examination has not proved that the death was caused by another person, but the investigation continues," Pavel Lipka, commander of the 9th Czech military contingent, told CTK by phone.
Other members of the Czech contingent in Kosovo are in order, the Defence Ministry confirmed.
The perished soldier has served with the military for 10 years and he has participated in several foreign missions, Lipka said.
The largest Czech military contingent of some 500 soldiers operates in Kosovo within the KFOR international peacekeeping forces. Czech soldiers watch the peace settlement in the provinces inhabited by ethnic Albanians and Serbs.