Text of report by Bosnian Serb news agency SRNA
Pristina, 31 August: Slavisa Petkovic, minister for return and communities in the Kosovo government, was beaten up last night in the Cao restaurant outside Pristina.
According to eyewitnesses, Petkovic was manhandled by one of his closest aides Dragisa Vukcevic.
"I did not beat him up - he got a few slaps after we had a debate on whether, as a minister, he has a moral duty to attend the funeral of the two Serbs in Suvi Do village near Lipljan [two Serb youths killed on Saturday evening in drive-by shooting in Strpce]," Vukcevic said.
He stressed that every Serb "should have been there [at the funeral] instead of at political gatherings or visiting other areas".
Source: SRNA news agency, Bijeljina, in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian 1133 gmt 31 Aug 05