BBC Monitoring International Reports - November 18, 2005

Text of report by Serbian independent news agency FoNet

Kosovska Mitrovica, 18 November: Several unidentified ethnic Albanians broke into Sinisa Jokic's yard in Banja village, on the border of Zubin Potok and Istok municipalities, last night at around 0300 [0200 gmt], and stole a tractor, a chainsaw and a cow, the Coordination Centre (KC) for Kosovo-Metohija press centre in Kosovska Mitrovica said today.

"Jokic spotted the thieves, but he dared not leave his house to protect his property for security reasons. This morning, he followed the tracks left by his tractor, which led to the Albanian-populated village of Leocina, where he soon found the cow which the thieves had left in a field," the statement said.

Members of the local Kosovo Police Service [KPS], the KC added, refused to come to the scene, and Jokic had been told by the Danish Kfor [NATO-led Kosovo Force] contingent that Kfor was not authorized to deal with such cases.

Source: FoNet news agency, Belgrade, in Serbian 1306 gmt 18 Nov 05

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