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Berlin silent on Kosovo spy charges

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Germany has refused to comment on allegations that three of its citizens arrested in Kosovo on bomb charges are secret agents. The three men are being held in custody in Pristina, accused of throwing an explosive device at a European Union building in the city. No-one was hurt in the attack, which caused only minor damage. The men are accused of an act of terrorism. Media sources in Kosovo and in Germany say the three work for the BND, the German secret service. The men say they were investigating the explosion, but were not involved.

Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in February, and is recognised by by many countries, including Germany.

Continuing unrest between its Albanian and Serb populations sparked protests against a UN proposal to split Kosovo on ethnic lines, with some powers devolved to local authorities. Albanians reject giving Serb areas more control.