NATO force removes bomb planted under UN car in Kosovo capital
BBC Monitoring Europe (Political) - October 1, 2005, Saturday

Text of report by Bosnian Serb news agency SRNA

Pristina, 1 October: Kfor [NATO-led Kosovo Force] members early this morning successfully removed an explosive planted under a UN vehicle in Pristina's main street, the police have said.

"Kfor specialists deactivated the explosive ten minutes after midnight [2210 gmt]. We still do not know what kind of explosive it was," police spokesman Refki Morina said.

The explosive was planted under a UN vehicle in the Ministry of Culture car park, Morina said, adding that the operation had lasted about one hour. The police had to evacuate not only offices, but all the surrounding apartment buildings.

The operation to deactivate the explosive in Mother Teresa Street in the centre of Pristina was carried out by a Kfor special unit. The centre of the capital was completely blocked by the police.

The police even interrupted the premiere of a film in a nearby cinema attended by [Kosovo] Prime Minister Bajram Kosumi.


SOURCE: SRNA news agency, Bijeljina, in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian 09:24 GMT, 1 Oct 05

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