Blast Escalates Unrest in Mitrovica
After a blast on Sunday morning (April 8th) killed a Kosovo Albanian and wounded his two children at an apartment complex in Mitrovica, one political party has called for Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga to declare a state of emergency in the country’s north.
Vetvendosje Movement has also said they will ask Albania’s President Bamir Topi to call an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council and NATO’s Permanent Representatives.
The Three Towers apartments, where the bomb was placed, are inhabited by Albanians, in the predominantly Serbian part of the divided town.
The government has condemned the attack, calling it a “criminal and terrorist act.”
Sporadic violence between Albanians and Serbs has occurred in the flashpoint area of northern Kosovo since 1999.