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Senior UN official calls for probe into latest incident in Kosovo

Publisher UN News Service
Publication Date 28 June 2012
Cite as UN News Service, Senior UN official calls for probe into latest incident in Kosovo, 28 June 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4ff2a2312.html [accessed 25 April 2014]
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The United Nations envoy for Kosovo has condemned the incidents that occurred there today, particularly the attack on buses carrying a number of children of Serbian nationality, and called on all parties to refrain from actions that could worsen the situation.

A group of about 70 Serbs was travelling in two buses to Gazimestan, a religious and historic site close to the capital, Pristina, when police turned them back, according to media reports. The subsequent clashes reportedly left 50 people injured.

Farid Zarif, the Secretary-General's Special Representative, strongly condemned the "incidents and provocative acts," in a statement issued by the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).

Mr. Zarif called on the authorities to conduct a complete and thorough investigation into the incidents.

Established in 1999, UNMIK is mandated to help ensure conditions for a peaceful and normal life for all inhabitants of Kosovo and advance regional stability in the western Balkans.

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