04 April 2006

Police checkpoint fired at from direction of Albanian village in south Serbia

BBC Monitoring International Reports - March 6, 2006 Monday


Excerpt from report by Montenegrin Mina news agency


Bujanovac, 6 March: Unidentified persons have attacked a police security and inspection booth at the Konculj checkpoint [in southern Serbia] on the administrative line with Kosovo, but no one was injured in the incident.


According to a statement, the attack happened last night at around 1910 [1810 gmt], no one was injured and the police returned fire after being shot at by the attackers.


The attack was conducted from the outskirts of the Albanian village of Konculj, from a spot near the 29 November primary school, from a distance of 600 metres from the checkpoint, Belgrade media have reported.


The attackers opened machine gun fire in the direction of the security and inspection booth, with bullets falling 10 to 15 metres away from the booth. [Passage omitted: information on investigation which has been launched]


Source: Mina news agency, Podgorica, in Serbian 1812 gmt 6 Mar 06