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Kosovo: UN Envoy Condemns Killing Of Two Policemen

Kosovo: UN Envoy Condemns Killing Of Two Policemen

The two were shot dead while carrying out routine police work near Podujevo in the UN-administered province. One language assistant was also injured.

“This attack will not be allowed to disrupt the functioning of the legitimate local and international institutions,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative Harri Holkeri said in a statement in Pristina, the Kosovo capital, adding that local and international police were using all their resources to bring the perpetrators to justice.

The incident came on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) intervention that forced the withdrawal of Yugoslav troops following fighting between Albanians and Serbs, and less than a week after the worse inter-ethnic violence since then claimed at least 28 lives and injured hundreds.

The NATO action led to the establishment of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), which has administered the province since June 1999.

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