Shots came from Kosovo, investigation confirms

Shots that were fired at a police checkpoint in the southern Serbian village of Dobrosin this morning came from a village in Kosovo, an investigation shows.

Izvor: B92, Beta

Vranje Police Administration Spokesman Dragan Stamenković stated earlier that it was certain that the attack, which lasted three to five minutes, was carried out from the Kosovo side of the administrative line between the province and central Serbia.

The police checkpoint, manned by a multi-ethnic unit, is located around 100 meters from the administrative line.

Police officer Branislav Marković was injured in the attack that took place around 4:20 CET.

According to Stamenković, four police officers were at the checkpoint at the time.

Higher Court in Vranje Spokeswoman Mirjana Ristić has stated that the investigation has determined that the police officers were attacked from a distance of 100-150 meters from various types of weapons.

Ristić said that the shots were fired from the village of Stublin in Kosovo.

The multiethnic police at the checkpoint near Bujanovac include Serbs and ethnic Albanians.

The checkpoint in Dobrosin was attacked on May 17 when attackers fired 30 shots at the metal container but nobody was injured.


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