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Kosovo: UN Official Condemns Grenade Attack

Kosovo: UN Official Condemns Grenade Attack In Mitrovica


A senior United Nations official in Kosovo has strongly condemned Saturday night's grenade attack in North Mitrovica, where nine civilians were injured when an explosive device was thrown at a local café bar.

"I am outraged and disappointed at this incident," said Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Kosovo Steve Schook.

Looking to the broader implications of the attack, he said the "senseless act of violence? can serve no one's interest and jeopardize the future of the people of Kosovo." The UN has administered the province since 1999 when NATO drove out Yugoslav troops amid ethnic fighting.

Mr. Schook congratulated the Police for having quickly apprehended a suspect and expressed appreciation to the leaders of North Mitrovica for assisting law enforcement officials in maintaining calm among the community. "I understand that on Saturday night in critical moments the leadership of the Serbian National Council helped UNMIK Police to keep the situation under control and defuse the tension," he said.

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