03 June 2007

Serb woman stabbed in Mitrovica, Serb school stoned in Lipljan

Radio Television Serbia, Belgrade, Friday, February 2, 2007 21:16

At about 7:00 p.m. Milica Delevic was stabbed in the northern part of Kosovska Mitrovica. She underwent surgery in the Mitrovica health center and is not in life-threatening danger.

UNMIK regional police spokesman Larry Miller confirmed that a young Serb woman was stabbed with a knife near the Bosnjacka Mahala quarter. He said that the motive of the attack was theft because the attackers, who remain unidentified at this time, attempted to snatch her purse and stabbed her during the process. The UNMIK police spokesman added that four people have been detained in the police station in the north of the city, not as
suspects but as possible witnesses.

The Braca Aleksic Elementary School in Lipljan was stoned at approximately 6:00 p.m., confirmed school principal Jugoslav Crvenkovic.

"The night security guard informed us that a group of about 10 young men stoned the school and we called the police," said Crvenkovic. He said that the group of youths fled when police arrived on the scene. The stoning resulted in damage to several windows and the facade of the school attended by first to eighth grade Serb children.