PRISTINA, Serbia-Montenegro, Oct 3 (AFP) -
Kosovo security forces said Monday they arrested a Serbian police officer late last week in the third such peace accord violation within days.
Vladimir Ivkovic, 24, was armed when caught after crossing into the disputed province from Serbia in his unmarked car on Friday last week, said a Kosovo police spokesman.
"He was armed and carried in his car his Serbian police identity card and uniform," said the spokesman for eastern Gnjilane region.
Ivkovic was detained for 72 hours before being ordered to remain in jail for another 30 days while an investigation into the incident was conducted, Gnjilane prosecutor Sabit Maliqi told AFP.
The arrest came a day after Kosovo police arrested two armed Serbian police in the first such violation of the peace deal that ended the 1998-1999 war in the province.
Serbian security forces were forbidden from operating in Kosovo when a UN mission and NATO-led peacekeepers took control of the province in June 1999.