Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Unnamed Group Says Behind Kosovo Blasts

PRISTINA (AP)--An unnamed group has claimed responsibility for weekend bombings in Kosovo that targeted a U.N. headquarters and a government building, a newspaper reported Wednesday.

A series of 11 short cell phone text messages were sent to the Kosovo daily Express, in which the group - which didn't identify itself by name - claimed it was is behind the Saturday blasts and threatened more attacks.

The messages contained no clear demands. But the group warned Kosovo's institutions not to compromise on ethnic Albanian demands for independence as the province nears talks to determine its future status, the newspaper report said.

The messages also mentioned the dire economic situation in the province, lack of job opportunities for the young and last week's visit by Serbia-Montenegro's foreign minister as being among its reasons for staging the blasts.

No one was injured in the three explosions, which targeted buildings housing the U.N., the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and a Kosovo government office. The group claimed to have warned passers-by before the blasts, Express reported.

The province's institutions and Western diplomats have condemned the attacks.

Kosovo has been administered by the U.N. since the end of the war in 1999. It has an elected parliament, president and government but the ultimate responsibility remains with the U.N. overseers.

12 comments:

Chris Blaku said...

The Serbians get more devious and desperate as the days go by. It is obvious that independence is inevitable for the province, and terrorist activity would only halt or delay the process.

During the March riots, didn't UNMIK monitor and trace cell phone calls and messages? Guarantee you this one traces to Northern Mitrovica, because it's got Serbia's name all over it.

Anonymous said...

give me access to the logs and a bit of equipment, and ill trace it to a narrow geographical location.

Anonymous said...

Of course, if someone were to be really desperate and callous and wanted to harm the talks so bad, they might have blown up some innocent people.

THAT would destabilise the situation.

But, uuuu, explosions with no damage and no casualties .... such very humanitarian terrorists.

Anonymous said...

bull crap

Anonymous said...

Either that or very unprofessional. This stinks either way...be they Albanian or Serb, or who knows North Korean..

Anonymous said...

My fellow Albanian friends , I invite you to set aside your impulsiveness as you will end up playing in the hands of your detractors . So what if the Minister of Serbia has visited Kosovo! Kosovo will always needs its neighbors and vice versa as the world becomesa global villagewe need to focus on globalization and regional integration. Soon the nation state will be a thing of the past.
Viva Kosova a luta continua

Anonymous said...

(reproduced in part from an earlier post)

Instead of only thinking ahead to the next week, month or year, try thinking (and acting) in the best interest of the future of your country -- the country that your children and grandchildren will inherit -- and ways of achieving your national goals in a way that gives honor to your people and its ideals.

Chris Blaku said...

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize this is a provocation, so quit pointing fingers.

Anonymous said...

I was watching Milosevic trial in the hague and the Shkavell "General" Delic admited that for only 3 months of fighting with the UCK Special Forces in the Prizeren area Shkavells (Serbs)lost 232 of so called soldiers, and over 180 MUP or so called police. Talk about making my day.
312 less terrorist bands for the future generations. Ha Mother Fuckers // Signed // I Qim Nane

Anonymous said...

I wouldnt be surprised if they had something to do with the London bombs, Serbs will hit anywhere...

Chris Blaku said...

No no, the Serbians learned their lesson with the international scene in world war 1. They tried to be a superpower and got whipped for it, Austria Hungary sent the entire Serb army and almost all of its population into exile, and they walked through the mountains of Albania and through Albania into Greece, where they sought refuge. The hospitality of the Albanian people in the north kept their hides alive, and they were even fed. The fact that they were not butchered for past crimes goes to show the extent of our mercy and humanity. And the traitor Esad Pasha secured their route from Central Albania to Greece, which was a region he held considerable sway in (he had no power or respect in the north).

The Serbs won't hit the international scene, only people that cannot defend themselves.

Chris Blaku said...

By the way, they invaded Albania 2 years later, and even got Tirana, until the League of Nations forced them out, having recognized Albania's territorial integrity only one year prior.