|Updated: 22 October 1999||KFOR Press Updates|
KFOR Press Update
by Major Ole Irgens, KFOR Spokesman
As Susan mentioned, there was a successful visit of a delegation of Kosovar Albanian student representatives to the University of Mitrovica yesterday. KFOR sees this as an encouraging sign in the negotiation process that could lead to the reopening of the Kosovo universities on a multi-ethnic basis.
Four children were injured; two of them seriously, in a cluster bomb unit accident 9 km north of Urosevac, Multinational Brigade East, yesterday. All four children were evacuated by KFOR to Camp Bondsteel for medical treatment, and two of them were later released. This happened in a known and marked area, and KFOR emphasizes that stepping into such areas is extremely dangerous, especially since extreme weather conditions, such as heavy rain, can shift the location of mines and other unexploded ordnance.
The 250-pound plane bomb found in Pec, Multinational Brigade West, Wednesday was successfully destroyed yesterday at 16:55 hrs by an Italian explosive ordnance disposal team. Large parts of the city was evacuated before the demolition was carried out.
In three different interventions of soldiers from Multinational Brigade North yesterday, brigade explosive ordnance disposal teams disposed of one detonator in the Trepca mines, two explosive sticks in the Mitrovica battery factor and one rifle grenade found in the south part of the city.
Thursday night at 01:00 hrs an unknown person fired one shot from a passing car while driving past the Norwegian KFOR camp at Lebane, Multinational Brigade Center. No one was injured, and it is not known whether the shot was aimed at KFOR or not.
Yesterday at 2250 KFOR troops detained two individuals suspect for looting a Serb house in Kosovo Polje. The persons were handed over to UNMIK police.
Yesterday at 2335 at a vehicle checkpoint, Norwegian KFOR troops confiscated one pistol and ammunition found in a car searched at the checkpoint. Three passengers were detained and handed over to UNMIK Police.
At midnight, a successful car search at a vehicle checkpoint in Prizren, Multinational Brigade South, resulted in the arrest of four people found in possession of a submachine gun, a pistol, 30 rounds of 9 mm ammunition and two knives. Military Police are investigating.