Police attacked with explosives in northern Kosovo

According to the statement made by the Kosovo Police, it was determined that the incident took place at night and according to the first investigations, the explosive thrown at the police was a “shock bomb”.

The statement, which did not provide information about the health status of the police, said, “Authorized criminal units came to the scene and carried out the necessary investigations. The public prosecutor, who instructed a case to be filed for the crime of ‘attacking an official’, was also informed and an intensive investigation is being carried out to clarify this file.” statements were included.

Tensions started to rise before the extraordinary local elections to be held on April 23 in northern Kosovo. Recently, the vehicles of 8 people who changed their license plates issued by Serbia to Republic of Kosovo (RKS) license plates were set on fire in this region.

Kosovo Interior Minister Xhelal Sveçla announced on his social media account that a person was detained in connection with the arson incidents.

Claiming that Serbia organized the arson incidents, Sveçla said: “One person was arrested today and injured two officers of the Kosovo police before, as an active part of the so-called ‘civil defense’ criminal structure, in addition to being involved in arson events in the north. Individuals or criminal groups led by Belgrade. “Anyone who has committed any crime as a part of our country with the aim of destabilizing our country will be identified and brought to justice.” used the phrases.

Kosovo and Serbia reached an agreement in November 2022 to ease tensions over license plates.

Kosovo officials estimate that there are around 10,000 vehicles with illegal license plates distributed by Serbia in northern Kosovo.

Serbia considers Kosovo, which declared its independence unilaterally in 2008, as its territory.

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