Albanian Extremists Shoot At Russian And American Peacekeepers In Kosovo

A joint Russian-American patrol of the international KFOR peacekeeping force was shot at near the administrative border between Serbia and Kosovo. The KFOR headquarters confirmed today that the incident had taken place Friday, in the vicinity of the village of Koracevo. According to a KFOR spokesperson, there is evidence that the fire had been opened by Albanian extremists. The joint KFOR patrol was instructed to mark the administrative border line in sector B of the so-called "buffer zone" between Kosovo and Serbia. The Russian and American peacekeepers returned fire after being attacked by extremists. Helicopters were sent into the area to detect the attackers. There were no casualties among the peacekeepers. Norwegian General Torsten Skiaker, Commander-in-Chief of the International Peacekeeping Force for Kosovo, denounced the attack and demanded that all extremists should surrender their weapons. On April 11, a Russian peacekeeper was killed in a similar attack.

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