Kosovo government, EU cars attacked in more unrest over deal with Serbs

PRISTINA, Jumada II 8, 1437, Mar 17, 2016, SPA — Unknown assailants torched five Kosovo government cars and damaged four European Union vehicles in further unrest over an EU-brokered deal granting more autonomy to minority Serbs in the small Balkan republic, Reuters cited police as saying on Thursday.

Kosovo, an ex-province of Serbia which declared independence in 2008 almost a decade after an insurgency against repressive rule from Belgrade, is in turmoil over the concessions to local Serbs, which the opposition wants annulled.

In the latest incidents, cars owned by government agencies and judicial bodies were torched with petrol bombs in five towns across ethnic Albanian-majority Kosovo overnight, police said.

Four other vehicles belonging to the EU police and justice mission, which handles sensitive cases of war crimes and organised crime, had lights broken or suffered other damage in the town of Mitrovica.
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