One Killed, 5 Hurt in Kosovo Flashpoint Town Blast
A bomb killed a Kosovo Albanian and wounded his wife and four children on Sunday at their home in Mitrovica, a flashpoint for tensions between ethnic Albanians and Serbs, police said.
The 38-year-old Kosovo Albanian was killed in the early hours by the bomb planted outside his apartment at Three Towers, an area where few Albanian families live in the Serb-controlled northern part of the city. His family members were treated in hospital for minor injuries.
“An explosive device, believed to be a quantity of plastic explosive, was put and activated on the window of the ground floor apartment of the Haradinaj family,” the police said in a statement. No arrests were made and the police said no motive had been established.
Albanians and Serbs mostly live separately in Mitrovica, divided by a river.
Kosovo Serbs, backed by Belgrade, reject Kosovo’s 2008 secession and effectively live as if still in part of Serbia.