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Blasts raise tension in Kosovo

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Blasts raise tension in Kosovo


The capital of Kosovo has been rocked by three loud explosions. The blasts shook Pristina within minutes of each other, targeting an area housing parliament and the international agencies: the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the United Nations. No-one was hurt. The UN has run the southern Serbian province since 1999 when NATO bombers drove out Serb forces accused of atrocities against ethnic Albanian civilians. Kosovo’s 90-percent Albanian majority is demanding independence – something Belgrade rejects outright. The blasts come as the UN assesses whether Kosovo is ready for negotiations on its final long-term status.

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