PRISTINA, Serbia-Montenegro (AP) - An explosion destroyed a United Nations vehicle Tuesday in southeastern Kosovo, but caused no injuries, police said.
The blast occurred shortly after midnight when a bomb placed under the U.N. car exploded in Kacanik, a town about 60 kilometers (40 miles) southeast of province's capital, Pristina, police spokesman Refki Morina said.
Morina said the vehicle was parked in front of a building where an international police officer was living. The blast caused damage to other cars parked nearby and shattered shop windows. No other details were immediately available.
Police units and NATO-led peacekeepers were deployed at the scene, and have launched an investigation into the explosion.
Kosovo has seen a recent increase in attacks, some targeting the U.N. and other incidents appearing to be ethnically motivated.
A similar explosion last month in a nearby town destroyed a U.N. vehicle, but caused no injuries. And last week, Kosovo Serb police chief Col. Dejan Jankovic -- the highest ranking Serb member of the province's force -- was shot and wounded.
Two Serb youths were killed and two others wounded in shooting in late August. Following that attack, a memorial to former ethnic Albanian rebels was destroyed in a blast, and a day later assailants fired on a police patrol vehicle wounding one Serb officer.
Kosovo has been administered by the United Nations and patrolled by NATO-led peacekeepers since 1999, following the alliance's bombing of Serb forces to stop their assault on independence-seeking ethnic Albanians.
Talks on the future of the troubled province are likely to start by the end of the year.
Kosovo's ethnic Albanian majority demands full independence, while Serbs insist it remains part of Serbia-Montenegro, the union that replaced Yugoslavia.