02 April 2006

Serb woman strangled in divided Kosovo town

BBC Monitoring Europe (Political) - February 15, 2006 Wednesday


Text of report by Bosnian Serb news agency SRNA


Kosovska Mitrovica, 15 February: Danka Kompirovic was strangled in her Bosnjacka mahala home, in the [Serb-controlled] northern part of Kosovska Mitrovica, at around 2130 [2030 gmt] last night.


The body of the 61-year-old woman was taken to the hospital in the northern part of the town where a post-mortem examination will be conducted.


According to witnesses, three persons fled from the Kompirovic home to the southern [Albanian-controlled] part of the town and this is why Albanians are suspected of committing the crime.


The Kompirovic home was the only remaining Serb house in Bosnjacka mahala, out of some 100 prior to the arrival of the peacekeepers in 1999.


Source: SRNA news agency, Bijeljina, in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian 0756 gmt 15 Feb 06