UN PULLS OUT OF NIGHT-TIME USE OF KOSOVO ROAD
FOR SECURITY REASONS - AGENCY
FoNet - September 24, 2004
Kosovska Mitrovica, 23 September: The UNMIK (UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo) police have decided to prohibit UN vehicles from using the Kosovska Mitrovica-Leposavic main road between 2100 (1900 gmt) and 0600 (0400 gmt), FoNet has learnt.
Following the armed attack on 10 September this year, when two bullets from a sniper rifle hit an UN vehicle, the international police issued an internal order to all service chiefs prohibiting movements for security reasons.
A driver for Kosmetprevoz, whose buses use this main road on a daily basis, told FoNet that on a number of occasions this month he had seen persons in OVK (Kosovo Liberation Army, UCK in Albanian) or ANA (Albanian National Army, AKsH in Albanian) uniforms at the Ibarski Kolasin section of the road writing down the number plates of passing cars.
UNMIK police command has not issued any kind of statement warning the citizens of northern Kosovo, predominately Serbs, about using this road.
Source: FoNet news agency, Belgrade, in Serbian
1151 gmt 23 Sep 04
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