7 Dec. 1999
Roland Lavoie, KFOR Spokesman
Murder case suspects arrested
KFOR U.S. military personnel have arrested and are currently holding
in detention four suspects in the bombing of a Serb house. The house belonging
to the former town leader of Kamenica was extensively damaged in a bomb
attack on the 3rd of December, and the wife of the former town leader
was killed in this attack. The town leader and his son were also injured.
The four persons arrested are all believed to be Albanian and are currently
being held at the military detention facility in Gnjilane for further
questioning and investigation.
Events and incidents in Kosovo over the last 24 hours:
Two Serbs found dead in Pristina:
In early afternoon yesterday, the bodies of a Serb man and his mother
were found in an apartment in the Dardania area of Pristina. A civilian
reported the discovery of their bodies to the UNMIK Police. UNMIK Police
were dispatched to the scene are currently conducting an investigation.
Roma man hit by a car:
Yesterday morning, in Vitomirica, in Multinational Brigade West, a Roma
man was run over by a civilian car and was later declared dead. UNMIK
Police have initiated an investigation.
Taxi driver attacked and robbed:
Yesterday evening, at Skorosnak, 6 km north-east of Malisevo in Multinational
Brigade South, a taxi driver was attacked by his two passengers, who stabbed
him in his upper harm and on both hands. His mobile phone, money and car
keys were robbed and the criminal ran away. The victim was brought to
the Russina camp in Malisevo, where he was given first aid. Unfortunately,
he later refused to lay charges against the aggressors.
Greek KFOR soldier injured in a road traffic accident:
Yesterday afternoon, a Geek soldier working with KFOR's Force Support
Unit Movement Company at the Deneral Jankovic border crossing point was
hit by a civilian car and suffered serious injuries. He was evacuated
to Camp Bondsteel and later flown to Thessaloniki, in Greece, where he
is reported to be in a serious but stable condition. Initial reports reveal
that this was an accident. KFOR's Force Support Unit is heavily involved
in traffic control at the Deneral Jankovic border crossing, as well as
in the transportation of vital humanitarian aid into and within Kosovo.
Crime fighting brings results:
- Aborted abduction In Pec yesterday, four men claiming to be Albanian
policemen stopped a Montenegrin motorist. The armed men asked for
money and forced their way into the car, when a KFOR patrol arrived
in the area. The victim spotted the patrol and managed to escape from
the car, while the aggressors fled away with the vehicle.
- Suspects of robbery arrested KFOR reported yesterday the arrest
of three Kosovo Albanian men suspected of robbery in the village of
Mali Durdevik, in Multinational Brigade West.
- Illegal police behind bars Two men were arrested at 03:00 hrs this
morning in Urosevac for conducting illegal "police" activity.
- More weapons confiscated During a search operation conducted yesterday
evening in Dakovica, KFOR troops found six hand grenades, five fuses,
one machine gun, 100 bullets and two AK-47 magazines.
Milestones in Multinational Brigade North winterization effort:
The winterisation effort is still ongoing in Multinational Brigade North,
in support of UNMIK, UNHCR and non-governmental organizations. Since the
beginning of November, the brigade has delivered 9,500 shelter kits, 5,000
tents, 2,000 tons of firewood and 3,400 coal heaters.
- The French engineering battalion, ElektroKosovo and Electricite
de France will soon start working on a new power line from Obilic
to Mitrovica by erecting the two first pylons on Wednesday, December
8th. More information is posted on KFOR's information board.
- On Thursday December 9th, you are invited to participate in a winter
patrol in the area of Decane, 10 km south of Pec in Multinational
Brigade West. Winter patrols are conducted throughout Kosovo in order
to provide a security presence and assess the need of the local population
living in remote areas. During this full-day operation, interested
media will have the opportunity to visit three small villages, which
will receive winterization material. More details on this opportunity
are posted on KFOR's information board.