06 February 2007

Blast in Serb school in Kosovo

BBC Monitoring Europe (Political) - November 21, 2006 Tuesday


Text of report by Bosnian Serb news agency SRNA


Kosovska Kamenica, 21 November: An explosive device planted in a wood stove in Trajko Peric Primary School in the village of Veliko Ropotovo near Kosovska Kamenica was activated this morning.


"The device was activated at 0750 [0650 gmt] in a fifth year classroom. There are no casualties, because a teacher and pupils were in the corridor at the time of the blast," the school head master, Gojko Ivic, told SRNA. [MN; classes start at 0800 local time]


He added that the international police had searched the school and launched an investigation at his request. The afternoon classes [starting at 1400] have been cancelled.


Two secondary schools are sharing the Trajko Peric Primary School premises, and a total of 450 Serb students attend the school.


The Kosovosko Pomoravlje education department head, Zivorad Tomic, has told SRNA that he has asked UNMIK to have a check-point in front of the school and thus protect students and teachers who were obviously the targets of this morning's attack.


Source: SRNA news agency, Bijeljina, in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian 1208 gmt 21 Nov 06