Saturday, March 19, 2005

Albanian rebel group claims Kosovo president attempt - media

The Albanian National Army (ANA) has claimed responsibility for the assassination attempt on Kosovo President Ibrahim Rugova, today's Pristina media in Albanian says.

In an official statement, passed on to the media, ANA members warned the international community "not to play with the fate of the people and map of Albanian regions".

UNMIK [UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo] and Kfor [NATO-led Kosovo Force] confirmed that they received information which said that the unsuccessful assassination attempt on Rugova was organized by members of ANA which has been declared in Kosovo as a terrorist organization.

Source: FoNet news agency, Belgrade, in Serbian 1330 gmt 19 Mar 05

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