Skip to comments.Kosovo Serbs and NATO troops clash in tense north
Posted on 06/01/2012 5:19:39 AM PDT by kronos77
(Reuters) - At least three Kosovo Serbs and a NATO soldier were wounded in a gunfight on Friday, as peacekeepers tried to dismantle Serb barricades blocking traffic, a Reuters witness said.
NATO troops in the Kosovo Force (KFOR) fired tear gas and small arms and some protesters fired back with handguns.
The troops, in armored personnel carriers, were confronted by hundreds of Serbs who pelted them with stones near roadblocks in the villages of Rudare and Dudin Krs outside the town of Zvecan in a Serb-dominated northern area of Kosovo.
The roadblocks are among the last on major roads yet to be dismantled by KFOR. They were erected as part of a long-running Serb campaign to prevent the government of Albanian-majority independent Kosovo from imposing its rule in the area.
"One KFOR soldier has been wounded, has been evacuated and he is stable," said NATO spokesperson in Kosovo Uwe Nowitzki.
"KFOR will not allow the situation to escalate and will use a proportional level of force necessary to maintain a safe and secure environment," Nowitzki said. The operation to remove the roadblocks was continuing, he said.
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Christian Serbian Patriot Martyrs fighting to rid their country of the one-world, Islam serving minions of the UN.
We should be actively aiding the Serbs, not the Albanian Muslim intruders.
obama and Hillary support NATO, islam, the New World Order, and the Shiptar savages.
What will Romney do?
Our future, played out today.
Don’t know. He could hardly be worse and might be better.
How True! We attacked our one time friends who were rightfully fighting the desecration of their country by Muslim hordes.
And "we" are still patting ourselves on the back for doing it.