Report: Armed Albanians storm village in central Serbia

Armed Albanians stormed the village of Rastelica on Wednesday morning, Prva TV is reporting.

Source: Prva TV
(screenshot, Prva TV)
(screenshot, Prva TV)

The village is located in central Serbia, near the town of Kursumlija, and close to the administrative line with Kosovo

A correspondent of the Belgrade-based television says that there was shooting, and that "all houses in that village have been ransacked."

The reporter added that strong police forces have been deployed there

According to this, another village has attacked, where one local has had his tractor stolen.

Over the past years, local media have been warning about similar incidents, mostly involving ethnic Albanians crossing from Kosovo to steal timber.

They were also reporting the locals' testimonies, who claimed they had been left without protection and that the Serbian police unit, Gendarmerie, had been withdrawn - asking the authorities at the same time to redeploy the security forces.


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