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No casualties reported following explosion outside Kosovo parliament

No casualties reported following explosion outside Kosovo parliament
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Kosovo’s parliament building has been the target of an explosive attack, local police say. There are no known casualties.

Unconfirmed media reports suggest two motorcyclists fired a rocket-propelled grenade towards the building as they drove past.

In recent months, tensions have risen among the nation’s politicians. Opposition MPs have released tear gas inside the parliament on a number of occasions in the past ten months. They say they are protesting against an EU-brokered accord with Serbia, which offers a greater level of autonomy to Serb-dominated municipalities in Kosovo. Within the same period, opposition supporters also clashed with the police several times.

Located next to government offices, the parliament is situated on a busy street in the centre of Pristina. It was quickly sealed off following the blast, according to a witness speaking to Reuters news agency.