Skip to comments.Serbian Attackers Shoot at NATO Soldiers [Kosovo]
Posted on 07/28/2011 6:52:47 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
Violence on the border between Kosovo and Serbia continued to escalate on Wednesday as members of the Serbian minority in northern Kosovo set fire to a border post that has been in dispute since Monday. The attackers also reportedly fired shots at a nearby outpost run by the NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR).
The border station has been contested since the beginning of the week when Kosovo's special police seized two northern border crossings in attempt to enforce an import ban on Serbian goods. On Tuesday a Kosovar police officer was killed, reportedly with a gunshot to the head. KFOR troops subsequently secured the border, while members of the Serbian minority barricaded themselves behind street blockades.
On Wednesday the Jarinje border crossing came under attack again. Eyewitnesses reported seeing dozens of masked men firebomb the station. The attackers were armed with axes, clubs and pipes. Customs and police officers fled to the nearby KFOR station, and no one was injured.
KFOR officials, who said shots had been fired on them during the attack, have since taken control of the border crossing, with reinforcement troops arriving to prevent further violence in the region.
"It was confirmed that an act of arson was committed against that position... There have also been confirmed reports of shots fired at KFOR personnel in the vicinity," KFOR said in a statement.
The background to the conflict is rooted in the Kosovar customs stamp, which Serbia does not recognize, effectively preventing the export of Kosovar goods to the neighboring country. In retaliation the Kosovar government implemented an import ban on Serbian goods about one week ago. The Kosovar special police were stationed at the northern border controls to enforce the import ban, but the hardline Serbian population there has resisted the measures.
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Gee, ya think?
Send John McCain and Bill Kristol to “crush some Serb skulls.”
The border station has been contested since the beginning of the week when Kosovo's special police seized two northern border crossings in attempt to enforce an import ban on Serbian goods.
Both individuals are morons, hard to fathom that these two RINO brain trusts get media air time.