24 March 2006

Man killed in an explosion in Kosovo

Associated Press, Feb 06, 2006 6:12 AM


PRISTINA, Serbia-Montenegro-A man was killed early Monday in Kosovo by a grenade that police believe he had detonated.


Officers found the 42-year-old Serb man with serious injuries outside of a restaurant in the northern, Serb-dominated part of Kosovska Mitrovica, a police statement said. The victim died later in the hospital, it said.


Police said the explosion was caused by an M-75 hand grenade, detonated in very close proximity to the victim.


"Investigators believe the victim initiated the detonation," the statement said.


"There are no indications that this was a suicide," police spokesman Larry Miller said, adding that police were investigating.


Kosovo, formally a province of Serbia-Montenegro, has been administered by United Nations since mid-1999.