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Violence in divided Kosovo town

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Violence has erupted in Kosovo’s divided town of Mitrovica. Cars have been destroyed and property damaged in Serb and Albanian parts of the town. Tension had been brewing after a Serb teenager was hurt in a fight on December 30, and police arrested two Albanians.

One explosion overnight destroyed seven vehicles near a café in a Serb dominated district. Two Albanian shops were also set on fire. Half a dozen people, including three firefighters, are reported to have been injured. NATO and European Union police have stepped up their patrols of the area. Mitrovica has been a flashpoint between the Albanian majority and Serb minority since Kosovo declared independence from Belgrade in February.