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Kosovan president escapes bomb attack

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Kosovan president escapes bomb attack


An explosion has damaged a car carrying Kosovan president Ibrahim Rugova. It happened in the region’s capital Pristina. No one was hurt. The blast also shattering windows in nearby buildings. Police said the explosion seemed to come from a rubbish bin and appeared to have been detonated by remote control.

Sixty-year-old Rugova told journalists that what happened showed there were still bad elements who wanted to destabilise Kosovo.

The president was on his way to meet EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana for talks on the formation of a new government after the resignation of his Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj last week. Kosovo is currently under UN administration.

Haradinaj stepped down last week to face trial before the International War Crimes tribunal in the Hague, where he has pleaded not guilty to 37 counts of war crimes.
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