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Four Killed as Serb Gunmen Ambush Kosovo Police Patrol and Storm Monastery

HeadlineSep 25, 2023

In Kosovo, ethnic Serb gunmen in armored vehicles ambushed a police patrol and stormed a monastery near the border with Serbia Sunday, beginning a chaotic day of violence that ended with at least four people killed. Many of the gunmen escaped. Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti accused Serbia’s government of financing and motivating the attackers. Kosovo declared independence in 2008, but the Serbian government does not recognize its sovereignty. Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić blamed Prime Minister Kurti for “provoking” the assailants.

President Aleksandar Vučić: “He left Kosovo Serbs to worry about their future, and all the time he kept provoking them. I regret that some Serbs succumbed to those provocations. Albin Kurti is the only one to blame. Albin Kurti is the only one who wants conflict and war. No other man wants conflict and war besides him. His life’s desire is to drag us into war with NATO.”

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