Express reports that an eleven-part SMS message sent to the editorial office of the paper provides a detailed description of the course of and reason for the explosions.
The full message, claims the newspaper, is a reaction to the possible versions of the occurrence of explosions published in yesterday’s edition of Express.
Referring to the report in Express that the explosive device was planted opposite the OSCE building so that the cameras of the building would not record the authors of the explosion, the message started by saying that the OSCE was not a target. A travel agency, Eurokoha, not the OSCE, was the target of the explosion as ‘no one has the right to throw the national flag on the ground in European boxing matches’. [In a recent boxing match between Luan Krasniqi and Whitaker, Krasniqi waved the President’s flag and not the Albanian national flag.]
Regarding the other two explosions, the sender warned members of the Kosovo Assembly that they would suffer grave consequences if their decisions affected the ‘statehood’ of Kosovo.
According to the message, 12 persons were part of the operation. The drafter of the message expressed dissatisfaction with political developments in Kosovo, especially with the international administration.
‘Kosovo has sons that will die for it. You can show your force with Albin Kurti and Albanian journalists who are offending your friend Vojvoda Beli Orlovi (Vojislav Sesel’s nickname), the author of Chetnik Knives (Vuk Draskovic), the friend of Serbian Army that killed and burned in Kosovo. This is a threat against the international administration in Kosovo.’
The message was also being sent in commiseration with the KPC Ceremonial Guard, which because of some ‘unwise’ statements by its leaders was punished with three months suspension of ceremonial duties. According to its author, three ‘targets’ were controlled to avoid casualties and 800 grams of TNT were used. What is more indicative, the article says, is the effort of the message to explain that on the same day, Saturday, similar electronic messages were sent to cell phones of three KPS spokespersons.
As far as KPS spokesman Refki Morina is concerned, a related message was never sent to his mobile phone. ‘Neither myself nor anyone else in the KPS Information Office received such a message. It is a lie,’ Morina told Express on Tuesday.
Furthermore, the drafter of SMS says the explosions on Saturday are only the beginning. ‘We will fulfill our duties and we will place a van with a ton of TNT in front of 92 Station in the centre of Pristina’.
In conclusion, the symbolic numbers 11.03.1981 are provided. This is the date of the first student demonstrations in Pristina, which engendered a new era of political resistance by Albanians in Kosovo.
The message ends with a call not to make the numbers [mobile phone numbers guesses Express] public because ‘they might be misused by UNMIK itself’.