The murder victim has been identified as Miško Komatina,
while Dejan Bogićević and Draško Ojdanić were wounded, the hospital
Ojdanić spoke to reporters there and explained the three
were in Dobruša to visit the land owned by the victim, where they found
an ethnic Albanian who had usurped it.
"After a short
conversation, the Albanian said he had to do something and would be back
soon. He went to his vehicle, took out a rifle, and started to shoot,"
Previously, reports said the Serbs were attacked by an ethnic Albanian who tried to force them into selling their land to him.
Kosovo police, KPS, said they were investigating the case, but have
confirmed that the killer is an ethnic Albanian from the village of
Lukaci in the Istok municipality.
The village where the attack happened is located south of the Ibar River, where Serbs live in isolated enclaves.
The shooting took place on the same day when NATO forces in the
province, KFOR, started forcefully removing barricades put up by Serbs
in northern Kosovo.
In a surprising use of force, NATO peacekeepers in Kosovo
early today used tear gas and pepper spray against local Serbs while
dismantling a series of barricades erected in July by local hardliners.
The raid came after local Serbs twice refused a NATO ultimatum to take down the 16 mud-and-log barriers that required EU
police to escort Kosovo customs officers to the border via helicopters.
The barriers became a symbol of defiance against Kosovo independence
and the borders decided by a UN
resolution. Self-styled Kosovo Serb officials announced yesterday they
would not remove the barricades and sought instead to define terms to
the peacekeeping and EU police forces.
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