Skip to comments.Deadly blast strikes Kosovo capital (Bill Clinton Blvd. Explosion)
Posted on 09/24/2007 7:11:52 AM PDT by kronos77
PRISTINA, Serbia (AFP) — A strong blast in the Kosovo capital Pristina killed two people and injured 11 on Monday amid renewed tensions arising from the future of the UN-administered Serbian province.
A double-storey business centre on Bill Clinton Boulevard was severely damaged by the explosion at 2:10 am (0010 GMT), which damaged at least a dozen shops, cafes and restaurants at the premises, police said.
One person was immediately killed, the other died of injuries in a hospital, while another victim was in critical condition, local police and medical authorities said, adding that the others' lives were not threatened.
Police sealed off the area and launched an investigation with NATO-led peacekeeping force KFOR.
"It sounded like thunder," a witness who was in a cafe across the street at the time of the incident said as a special KFOR unit searched for other possible explosive devices.
The force of the blast, which apparently targetted the top floor, left shards of glass and debris scattered along the road, including from cars and residential buildings up to 60 metres (65 yards) away.
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“Lets make Islamic state and they will name its capitols street after us!”
Sarc... or not?
Part of the "red light district", surely.
Very interesting. Thanks for posting.
I believe the last time there was an explosion that had to do with Clinton, an intern and a certain blue dress was involved.
Kosovo police officers work at the scene of a blast in Pristina. The Kosovo government has condemned a blast in the capital that killed two people and injured 11 but said there was no signs of a link to talks on the status of the UN-run Serbian province.(AFP/Ermal Meta)
Police inspect the scene of a bomb blast in the Kosovo capital Pristina September 24, 2007. Two people were killed and 11 injured when the blast ripped through shops early Monday, in what police said was likely a showdown between criminal gangs. REUTERS/Hazir Reka
Police forensics experts inspect the scene of a bomb blast in the Kosovo capital Pristina September 24, 2007. Two people were killed and 11 injured when the blast ripped through shops early on Monday, in what police said was likely a showdown between criminal gangs. REUTERS/Hazir Reka
LOL...the criminal Albanians blowing up stuff on Bill Clinton Ave. just seems like poetic justice.
By the way, what is our exit strategy from the Baltic quagmire after the last TWELVE YEARS? Some enterprising reporter (ha!) or better yet, those Republicans campaigning for the nomination, ought to ask Hillary! that question every chance they get. People have chosen to forget that sorry chapter of Bill and Hill’s feckless foreign adventures.
Nice of AFP to remind people that Pristina is in Serbia!
Maybe that's why Bush is following the Clinton lead in Kosovo. Maybe he wants the islamic albanian invaders to name a street after him.
Even though the motive for Friday night's bombing in Prishtina hasn't been revealed by police investigators, members of the Sekiraça family say it is possible that this was done by some former KLA member, reports Koha Ditore.UNMIK online
Enver Sekiraça's nephew, Salih, told Koha Ditore on Sunday that the whole family 'isn't in good terms with the KLA' because many in the KLA believe they used to collaborate with the former Serb regime. Salih says he doesn't know who might be responsible for the car bomb attack, but says he 'prefers for the investigations that are being conducted to be finished by the police'. He has also decided not to talk about possible motives or the individuals involved in explosion that left 32 injured.
Koha Ditore suggests that one motive for Friday's attack could be Enver Sekiraca's testimony in the upcoming Remi trial. Sekiraca's nephew says his uncle hasn't decided if he is going to testify or not. 'Enver was asked five or six months ago to testify against Remi. He didn't agree to do this. So far, he hasn't changed his mind; I don't know what he might decide in the future,' he said.
Even though his Enver Sekiraça's name is mentioned as a primary witness in the Remi trial, defense attorneys say they still haven't been informed officially about his testimony. 'At this time, the witness hasn't yet given testimony to the investigative judge and we have no knowledge if the international prosecutor has demanded his testimony. Maybe he will be called in later by the prosecutor's office,' said a lawyer for the defense, Aziz Rezha.
The article needs clarification. Enver Sikiraca is most likely a Turk, not Albanian and therefore tarkgetted by KLA goons.
“Remi” mentioned in the article is Rremi Mustapha, KLA commander who forced 220 000 Albanians on the move, to fake Serbian ethnic cleansing.
If Mustapha a.k.a. Commander Remi is exposed in the Hague as the man behind forcing Albanians to leave their homes, it can drive another nail in the coffin of NATO lies. So Mustapha is not the only one to benefit if Sekiraca does not testify in the Kangaroo Kourt.
Methinks that the perps of this terrorist act will never be found.
"Description: Less than 24 hours before a high-level UN delegation was due to arrive, a car bomb exploded in a busy commercial area of downtown Pristina, injuring thirty-two people and damaging twenty nearby shops. Authorities theorize that the bomb may have been intended for the UN delegation or Enver Sekiraca, a Serbian suspected of war crimes." source
Islamic state? LMAO. Please don’t engage in nonsensical propaganda. Kosovo is nowhere near an Islamic state.
He's recharging his batteries. :-)
Now who on earth would ever do that, Dio?
If my memory serves me correct, Dio, I think you said that Serbs collaborated with the Nazis?....Correct or am I Right?...Albeit you leave out the French, Dutch, and (Ahem, Croats) other collaborators.
relax relax, just a car backfiring!
Islam = Criminality, at least we can agree that the code of Lek and Islam would make a wonderful marriage.
Was he driving a Yugo?
Now, the souped up Yugo I saw in 1994 Serbia was a sight to see. Cammo'd up and souped up turbo..scout vehicle sitting in a Beograd apt parking lot?... :)
Are you sure the owner wasn’t Macedonian or Mexican?